OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2004

 
Table 1. Beneficiaries as a percentage of the total resident population and of the population aged 65 or older, by state, December 2004
State Total population Population aged 65 or older
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
United States 293,655 15.8 36,294 90.7
Alabama 4,530 19.5 598 92.6
Alaska 655 9.6 42 92.5
Arizona 5,744 15.5 732 86.3
Arkansas 2,753 20.1 381 93.1
California 35,894 12.3 3,823 83.9
Colorado 4,601 12.4 451 91.3
Connecticut 3,504 16.7 474 93.6
Delaware 830 17.6 109 93.8
District of Columbia 554 13.0 67 77.3
Florida 17,397 19.5 2,928 85.6
Georgia 8,829 13.5 847 91.5
Hawaii 1,263 15.6 172 87.5
Idaho 1,393 15.7 159 96.8
Illinois 12,714 14.8 1,521 90.2
Indiana 6,238 16.8 772 95.2
Iowa 2,954 18.6 433 96.1
Kansas 2,736 16.4 355 93.7
Kentucky 4,146 18.9 519 92.9
Louisiana 4,516 16.4 528 90.3
Maine 1,317 20.2 190 95.3
Maryland 5,558 13.7 635 87.4
Massachusetts 6,417 16.6 854 90.7
Michigan 10,113 17.0 1,247 95.6
Minnesota 5,101 15.2 615 93.8
Mississippi 2,903 18.7 353 92.5
Missouri 5,755 18.2 766 93.9
Montana 927 17.9 127 93.9
Nebraska 1,747 16.6 232 94.3
Nevada 2,335 14.5 262 91.0
New Hampshire 1,300 16.6 157 96.9
New Jersey 8,699 15.7 1,126 91.3
New Mexico 1,903 15.9 229 89.6
New York 19,227 15.8 2,493 87.7
North Carolina 8,541 17.2 1,032 94.7
North Dakota 634 18.0 93 94.9
Ohio 11,459 17.0 1,525 92.6
Oklahoma 3,524 17.7 464 93.1
Oregon 3,595 16.8 460 95.5
Pennsylvania 12,406 19.3 1,897 93.3
Rhode Island 1,081 17.8 151 92.7
South Carolina 4,198 18.0 520 93.8
South Dakota 771 18.0 109 96.5
Tennessee 5,901 18.0 738 94.2
Texas 22,490 12.7 2,217 89.7
Utah 2,389 11.0 208 91.5
Vermont 621 17.7 81 95.9
Virginia 7,460 14.9 847 91.1
Washington 6,204 14.7 703 93.2
West Virginia 1,815 22.6 278 92.9
Wisconsin 5,509 17.1 716 96.8
Wyoming 507 15.8 61 94.5
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2004 estimates of resident population.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2004, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.