OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2008

 
Table 1. Beneficiaries as a percentage of the total resident population and of the population aged 65 or older, by state, December 2008
State Total population Population aged 65 or older
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
United States 304,060 16.3 38,870 89.8
Alabama 4,662 20.4 642 92.2
Alaska 686 10.4 50 90.9
Arizona 6,500 15.2 863 81.8
Arkansas 2,855 21.1 407 93.1
California 36,757 12.7 4,114 82.5
Colorado 4,939 12.9 511 90.1
Connecticut 3,501 17.1 478 94.8
Delaware 873 18.5 122 93.6
District of Columbia 592 12.1 71 72.0
Florida 18,328 19.4 3,188 82.7
Georgia 9,686 13.9 981 90.1
Hawaii 1,288 16.5 190 85.0
Idaho 1,524 16.3 182 95.8
Illinois 12,902 15.1 1,575 89.8
Indiana 6,377 17.6 814 95.6
Iowa 3,003 18.8 445 95.6
Kansas 2,802 16.6 367 92.6
Kentucky 4,269 19.8 566 91.4
Louisiana 4,411 17.0 540 88.9
Maine 1,316 21.7 199 96.7
Maryland 5,634 14.2 680 86.2
Massachusetts 6,498 16.8 871 90.2
Michigan 10,003 18.4 1,304 96.7
Minnesota 5,220 15.9 651 94.8
Mississippi 2,939 19.3 372 92.6
Missouri 5,912 18.7 805 93.8
Montana 967 18.7 137 94.6
Nebraska 1,783 16.7 241 92.8
Nevada 2,600 14.4 297 90.2
New Hampshire 1,316 18.0 170 97.1
New Jersey 8,683 16.2 1,151 91.7
New Mexico 1,984 16.9 260 87.5
New York 19,490 16.1 2,608 86.0
North Carolina 9,222 17.7 1,139 95.8
North Dakota 641 18.3 94 95.1
Ohio 11,486 17.6 1,571 92.5
Oklahoma 3,642 18.4 491 92.7
Oregon 3,790 17.4 504 95.0
Pennsylvania 12,448 19.9 1,911 94.3
Rhode Island 1,051 18.7 148 94.5
South Carolina 4,480 19.0 596 93.6
South Dakota 804 18.3 116 95.9
Tennessee 6,215 18.8 820 93.6
Texas 24,327 13.1 2,472 88.6
Utah 2,736 10.9 246 86.9
Vermont 621 19.4 87 97.0
Virginia 7,769 15.5 941 89.4
Washington 6,549 15.4 784 92.3
West Virginia 1,814 23.7 285 94.1
Wisconsin 5,628 17.8 750 97.0
Wyoming 533 16.1 66 94.7
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; Census Bureau, Population Division, 2008 estimates of resident population.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2008, as reported by the Census Bureau.
CONTACT: Jennie Park (410) 965-9358 or oasdi.sc@ssa.gov.