OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2005

 
Table 1. Beneficiaries as a percentage of the total resident population and of the population aged 65 or older, by state, December 2005
State Total population Population aged 65 or older
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
United States 296,410 15.9 36,790 90.3
Alabama 4,558 19.8 604 93.0
Alaska 664 9.8 44 91.2
Arizona 5,939 15.5 758 85.7
Arkansas 2,779 20.4 384 93.6
California 36,132 12.4 3,869 83.5
Colorado 4,665 12.5 465 90.6
Connecticut 3,510 16.7 474 93.2
Delaware 844 17.8 112 93.1
District of Columbia 551 13.0 67 76.3
Florida 17,790 19.3 2,993 84.4
Georgia 9,073 13.6 870 91.8
Hawaii 1,275 15.7 175 87.4
Idaho 1,429 15.8 164 96.6
Illinois 12,763 14.8 1,530 89.7
Indiana 6,272 17.0 778 95.4
Iowa 2,966 18.6 435 95.8
Kansas 2,745 16.5 357 93.3
Kentucky 4,173 19.1 526 93.1
Louisiana 4,524 15.8 532 87.0
Maine 1,322 20.5 193 94.5
Maryland 5,600 13.8 645 86.8
Massachusetts 6,399 16.7 853 90.5
Michigan 10,121 17.3 1,258 95.4
Minnesota 5,133 15.3 623 93.5
Mississippi 2,921 18.8 358 91.7
Missouri 5,800 18.3 773 93.8
Montana 936 18.1 129 93.9
Nebraska 1,759 16.6 234 93.9
Nevada 2,415 14.3 273 89.3
New Hampshire 1,310 16.9 163 94.5
New Jersey 8,718 15.8 1,129 90.9
New Mexico 1,928 16.2 235 89.7
New York 19,255 15.9 2,515 86.8
North Carolina 8,683 17.4 1,054 94.8
North Dakota 637 18.0 94 94.3
Ohio 11,464 17.1 1,529 92.4
Oklahoma 3,548 17.9 469 93.1
Oregon 3,641 17.0 470 95.2
Pennsylvania 12,430 19.5 1,893 93.2
Rhode Island 1,076 17.9 150 92.4
South Carolina 4,255 18.3 535 93.9
South Dakota 776 18.1 111 96.4
Tennessee 5,963 18.3 750 94.6
Texas 22,860 12.9 2,272 89.5
Utah 2,470 11.1 216 90.6
Vermont 623 18.0 82 95.9
Virginia 7,567 15.1 865 90.7
Washington 6,288 14.9 721 92.8
West Virginia 1,817 22.8 278 93.3
Wisconsin 5,536 17.2 722 96.7
Wyoming 509 16.0 62 94.6
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2005 estimates of resident population.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2005, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.