OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2001

 
Table 1. Beneficiaries as a percentage of the total resident population and of the population aged 65 or older, by state, 2001
State Total population Population aged 65 or older
Number
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits a
Number
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits a
United States 284,797 15.7 35,291 91.2
Alabama 4,464 18.8 584 92.7
Alaska 635 8.9 37 93.9
Arizona 5,307 15.4 692 85.1
Arkansas 2,692 19.6 374 93.2
California 34,501 12.3 3,656 85.7
Colorado 4,418 12.2 426 91.7
Connecticut 3,425 16.9 470 94.8
Delaware 796 16.9 104 92.9
District of Columbia 572 12.8 68 78.6
Florida 16,397 19.8 2,848 85.3
Georgia 8,384 13.4 802 91.4
Hawaii 1,224 15.3 164 87.9
Idaho 1,321 15.2 149 96.1
Illinois 12,482 14.8 1,495 91.7
Indiana 6,115 16.5 753 95.8
Iowa 2,923 18.6 433 96.2
Kansas 2,695 16.4 355 93.7
Kentucky 4,066 18.4 506 92.9
Louisiana 4,465 16.0 517 90.6
Maine 1,287 19.7 185 95.2
Maryland 5,375 13.7 609 88.6
Massachusetts 6,379 16.6 860 91.8
Michigan 9,991 16.6 1,223 96.1
Minnesota 4,972 15.0 597 94.5
Mississippi 2,858 18.2 345 91.9
Missouri 5,630 18.0 754 94.4
Montana 904 17.6 122 94.0
Nebraska 1,713 16.7 231 94.6
Nevada 2,106 14.2 235 91.6
New Hampshire 1,259 16.1 150 97.5
New Jersey 8,484 16.0 1,114 92.5
New Mexico 1,829 15.4 217 89.4
New York 19,011 15.9 2,446 89.5
North Carolina 8,186 16.8 985 94.5
North Dakota 634 18.0 94 95.0
Ohio 11,374 16.8 1,507 93.5
Oklahoma 3,460 17.3 457 93.0
Oregon 3,473 16.4 442 95.6
Pennsylvania 12,287 19.2 1,908 93.6
Rhode Island 1,059 18.2 152 93.6
South Carolina 4,063 17.3 496 92.8
South Dakota 757 18.1 108 96.7
Tennessee 5,740 17.5 712 93.9
Texas 21,325 12.5 2,118 89.7
Utah 2,270 10.8 196 91.2
Vermont 613 17.2 78 95.6
Virginia 7,188 14.7 808 91.2
Washington 5,988 14.3 671 93.4
West Virginia 1,802 22.0 276 93.2
Wisconsin 5,402 16.8 704 96.8
Wyoming 494 15.6 58 95.3
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; Population data for 2001 on which percentages are based are from the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.
a. Percentage receiving benefits is based on the number of beneficiaries in December 2001.