SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2010

 

Applications

Table 57. All applications, by age of applicant, 1973–2010
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total
Total 71,546,052 10,577,535 14.8 49,665,869 69.4 11,302,648 15.8
State conversions a 3,402,474 3,939 0.1 1,419,041 41.7 1,979,494 58.2
Federal applications b
1973 282,472 5,007 1.8 82,993 29.4 194,472 68.8
1974 2,069,452 125,028 6.0 1,098,373 53.1 846,051 40.9
1975 1,468,610 99,996 6.8 977,209 66.5 391,405 26.7
1976 1,207,448 83,960 7.0 865,790 71.7 257,698 21.3
1977 1,268,462 95,314 7.5 903,618 71.2 269,530 21.2
1978 1,265,436 99,610 7.9 902,756 71.3 263,070 20.8
1979 1,323,113 106,828 8.1 949,087 71.7 267,198 20.2
1980 1,408,034 114,508 8.1 1,013,221 72.0 280,305 19.9
1981 1,148,844 94,246 8.2 864,481 75.2 190,117 16.5
1982 1,015,848 93,872 9.2 775,491 76.3 146,485 14.4
1983 1,131,890 101,087 8.9 834,190 73.7 196,613 17.4
1984 1,264,820 104,748 8.3 868,375 68.7 291,697 23.1
1985 1,399,869 119,021 8.5 1,049,758 75.0 231,090 16.5
1986 1,467,326 124,938 8.5 1,098,832 74.9 243,556 16.6
1987 1,435,024 126,575 8.8 1,069,285 74.5 239,164 16.7
1988 1,365,117 125,953 9.2 1,013,316 74.2 225,848 16.5
1989 1,388,545 130,307 9.4 1,015,483 73.1 242,755 17.5
1990 1,547,230 166,416 10.8 1,133,564 73.3 247,250 16.0
1991 1,807,821 248,325 13.7 1,315,918 72.8 243,578 13.5
1992 2,087,788 378,808 18.1 1,465,039 70.2 243,941 11.7
1993 2,310,005 503,486 21.8 1,571,203 68.0 235,316 10.2
1994 2,260,271 540,124 23.9 1,517,140 67.1 203,007 9.0
1995 2,055,907 500,333 24.3 1,375,696 66.9 179,878 8.7
1996 1,922,472 465,685 24.2 1,289,985 67.1 166,802 8.7
1997 1,601,970 336,074 21.0 1,133,623 70.8 132,273 8.3
1998 1,629,223 339,243 20.8 1,139,825 70.0 150,155 9.2
1999 1,661,448 350,382 21.1 1,153,450 69.4 157,616 9.5
2000 1,744,386 360,329 20.7 1,224,826 70.2 159,231 9.1
2001 1,861,123 376,002 20.2 1,324,057 71.1 161,064 8.7
2002 2,084,828 414,068 19.9 1,490,731 71.5 180,029 8.6
2003 2,224,739 437,492 19.7 1,608,391 72.3 178,856 8.0
2004 2,418,096 458,236 19.0 1,771,003 73.2 188,857 7.8
2005 2,545,079 458,588 18.0 1,850,002 72.7 236,489 9.3
2006 2,648,570 459,805 17.4 1,923,288 72.6 265,477 10.0
2007 2,703,004 460,925 17.1 1,945,464 72.0 296,615 11.0
2008 2,827,541 476,251 16.8 2,030,774 71.8 320,516 11.3
2009 3,143,078 545,619 17.4 2,285,852 72.7 311,607 9.9
2010 3,148,689 546,407 17.4 2,314,739 73.5 287,543 9.1
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
b. Includes applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Omits reapplications filed as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. Those reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 58. Applications for children under age 18, by selected characteristics, 2002–2010
Characteristic 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total 414,068 437,492 458,236 458,588 459,805 460,925 476,251 545,619 546,407
Age
Under 5 140,610 145,506 150,283 154,450 156,241 160,139 166,884 185,399 186,226
5–12 197,425 208,354 217,010 210,763 209,901 208,760 215,910 252,870 255,455
13–17 76,033 83,632 90,943 93,375 93,663 92,026 93,457 107,350 104,726
Sex
Male 258,940 274,605 287,629 287,157 286,975 288,647 297,772 341,800 341,609
Female 155,128 162,887 170,607 171,431 172,830 172,278 178,479 203,819 204,798
Citizenship status
Citizen 411,812 435,385 456,020 456,326 457,610 458,831 473,818 542,916 543,503
Noncitizen 2,256 2,107 2,216 2,262 2,195 2,094 2,433 2,703 2,904
SSA administrative region
Boston 12,984 13,651 14,300 15,902 16,282 16,190 16,361 18,975 19,477
New York 35,414 35,721 38,223 37,451 37,052 35,235 36,321 40,593 40,531
Philadelphia 41,441 43,289 45,582 47,489 48,628 48,125 49,485 56,096 56,084
Atlanta 115,207 120,265 122,287 119,201 118,180 120,292 126,618 145,088 145,833
Chicago 77,096 82,158 84,100 83,524 83,619 81,965 80,956 92,024 89,299
Dallas 58,794 67,139 74,880 74,199 76,527 77,603 80,612 94,800 99,423
Kansas City 16,440 16,695 17,332 17,620 17,560 17,398 17,174 19,833 20,067
Denver 6,725 7,188 7,542 7,601 7,869 8,257 8,050 8,947 8,799
San Francisco 39,724 41,385 43,201 44,392 43,015 44,989 49,742 56,475 54,148
Seattle 10,130 9,925 10,721 11,134 11,009 10,787 10,885 12,739 12,687
Unknown 113 76 68 75 64 84 47 49 59
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 59. Applications for adults aged 18–64, by selected characteristics, 2002–2010
Characteristic 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total 1,490,731 1,608,391 1,771,003 1,850,002 1,923,288 1,945,464 2,030,774 2,285,852 2,314,739
Age
18–21 110,690 116,569 124,284 123,561 126,991 128,726 141,178 170,051 173,186
22–25 86,937 93,414 101,306 100,995 101,285 100,221 108,551 132,315 136,324
26–29 83,032 88,573 97,685 101,182 106,153 108,339 118,370 141,052 142,844
30–39 306,718 314,586 330,160 323,024 322,096 315,755 329,440 379,220 385,246
40–49 438,578 472,602 519,999 533,307 541,692 533,815 542,381 598,453 592,265
50–59 367,740 412,175 470,120 519,426 559,756 570,836 592,045 663,464 684,914
60–64 97,036 110,472 127,449 148,507 165,315 187,772 198,809 201,297 199,960
Sex
Men 732,740 793,711 869,693 911,021 946,356 968,070 1,026,132 1,176,133 1,184,990
Women 757,991 814,680 901,310 938,981 976,932 977,394 1,004,642 1,109,719 1,129,749
Citizenship status
Citizen 1,416,935 1,534,995 1,694,842 1,774,054 1,847,683 1,870,754 1,953,170 2,199,326 2,228,246
Noncitizen 73,796 73,396 76,161 75,948 75,605 74,710 77,604 86,526 86,493
SSA administrative region
Boston 55,580 64,098 70,315 84,732 89,743 90,794 92,883 104,362 104,581
New York 120,711 121,097 128,341 128,653 135,340 133,681 141,555 155,922 154,390
Philadelphia 140,586 154,770 170,232 179,519 188,425 193,004 201,323 222,686 221,624
Atlanta 381,188 396,605 426,469 442,705 456,661 465,054 494,647 572,336 589,233
Chicago 241,983 269,757 300,502 314,824 336,938 341,921 347,262 387,125 389,647
Dallas 203,521 227,721 256,360 259,523 263,222 260,301 269,794 311,466 323,607
Kansas City 71,632 75,766 84,259 85,892 88,517 88,390 88,711 102,177 105,926
Denver 33,584 35,896 43,112 44,970 45,813 45,649 46,784 54,751 55,522
San Francisco 188,348 206,089 226,244 238,936 245,983 256,798 277,235 295,963 289,485
Seattle 52,661 55,533 63,950 69,081 71,511 69,313 70,449 78,945 80,616
Unknown 937 1,059 1,219 1,167 1,135 559 131 119 108
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 60. Applications for adults aged 65 or older, by selected characteristics, 2002–2010
Characteristic 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total 180,029 178,856 188,857 236,489 265,477 296,615 320,516 311,607 287,543
Age
65–69 96,288 96,301 100,905 123,000 143,383 176,803 194,416 189,611 171,110
70–74 38,941 38,142 40,849 50,805 54,000 52,985 56,109 55,615 52,612
75 or older 44,800 44,413 47,103 62,684 68,094 66,827 69,991 66,381 63,821
Sex
Men 69,067 69,664 74,377 92,907 107,695 126,424 138,916 135,022 122,505
Women 110,962 109,192 114,480 143,582 157,782 170,191 181,600 176,585 165,038
Citizenship status
Citizen 117,383 119,793 126,554 161,489 192,123 223,117 247,209 234,979 211,442
Noncitizen 62,646 59,063 62,303 75,000 73,354 73,498 73,307 76,628 76,101
SSA administrative region
Boston 6,053 6,764 7,083 12,694 18,979 24,758 26,093 26,376 24,428
New York 26,697 24,676 26,164 46,708 44,841 37,453 41,762 39,605 36,588
Philadelphia 11,102 11,029 11,137 11,876 12,288 13,975 16,950 16,395 14,632
Atlanta 35,529 33,119 34,616 41,269 44,856 47,682 50,474 45,972 47,117
Chicago 12,414 12,855 13,932 17,491 23,408 37,270 39,693 36,567 30,402
Dallas 22,864 22,919 24,108 26,000 27,266 28,023 32,069 32,661 33,595
Kansas City 2,919 2,854 2,976 3,439 5,077 5,638 4,896 5,961 4,779
Denver 2,701 2,831 3,088 3,556 3,961 5,254 5,269 5,171 5,462
San Francisco 55,706 56,935 61,107 67,661 77,219 88,139 95,190 94,645 83,655
Seattle 4,037 4,867 4,641 5,780 7,569 8,408 8,110 8,247 6,882
Unknown 7 7 5 15 13 15 10 7 3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 61. All applications, by state or other area and age of applicant, 2010
State or area Total Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total
All areas 3,148,689 546,407 17.4 2,314,739 73.5 287,543 9.1
Alabama 68,524 14,186 20.7 52,507 76.6 1,831 2.7
Alaska 5,517 504 9.1 4,408 79.9 605 11.0
Arizona 47,875 7,776 16.2 36,915 77.1 3,184 6.7
Arkansas 49,757 12,355 24.8 36,021 72.4 1,381 2.8
California 347,630 42,019 12.1 229,147 65.9 76,464 22.0
Colorado 32,775 4,025 12.3 26,745 81.6 2,005 6.1
Connecticut 31,319 4,235 13.5 21,338 68.1 5,746 18.3
Delaware 8,585 1,816 21.2 6,249 72.8 520 6.1
District of Columbia 8,224 1,507 18.3 6,356 77.3 361 4.4
Florida 223,898 42,906 19.2 154,686 69.1 26,306 11.7
Georgia 117,579 22,231 18.9 89,878 76.4 5,470 4.7
Hawaii 9,177 742 8.1 6,817 74.3 1,618 17.6
Idaho 13,144 2,021 15.4 10,682 81.3 441 3.4
Illinois 105,820 20,345 19.2 76,056 71.9 9,419 8.9
Indiana 66,129 12,418 18.8 51,307 77.6 2,404 3.6
Iowa 24,483 3,837 15.7 19,331 79.0 1,315 5.4
Kansas 23,755 4,091 17.2 18,803 79.2 861 3.6
Kentucky 68,942 11,133 16.1 55,409 80.4 2,400 3.5
Louisiana 75,052 18,003 24.0 53,532 71.3 3,517 4.7
Maine 15,847 1,582 10.0 12,374 78.1 1,891 11.9
Maryland 51,205 7,471 14.6 41,175 80.4 2,559 5.0
Massachusetts 70,642 9,803 13.9 47,737 67.6 13,102 18.5
Michigan 112,169 19,064 17.0 88,795 79.2 4,310 3.8
Minnesota 34,523 5,626 16.3 26,701 77.3 2,196 6.4
Mississippi 57,379 12,493 21.8 42,927 74.8 1,959 3.4
Missouri 69,291 10,174 14.7 57,394 82.8 1,723 2.5
Montana 8,511 953 11.2 6,995 82.2 563 6.6
Nebraska 13,243 1,965 14.8 10,398 78.5 880 6.6
Nevada 22,288 3,494 15.7 16,464 73.9 2,330 10.5
New Hampshire 10,902 1,195 11.0 9,075 83.2 632 5.8
New Jersey 57,336 10,838 18.9 39,111 68.2 7,387 12.9
New Mexico 21,790 3,407 15.6 17,055 78.3 1,328 6.1
New York 174,173 29,693 17.0 115,279 66.2 29,201 16.8
North Carolina 106,843 19,360 18.1 83,009 77.7 4,474 4.2
North Dakota 4,620 486 10.5 3,325 72.0 809 17.5
Ohio 139,881 22,697 16.2 107,724 77.0 9,460 6.8
Oklahoma 43,376 7,589 17.5 34,240 78.9 1,547 3.6
Oregon 31,116 3,536 11.4 25,575 82.2 2,005 6.4
Pennsylvania 138,306 30,734 22.2 101,312 73.3 6,260 4.5
Rhode Island 13,368 1,971 14.7 9,210 68.9 2,187 16.4
South Carolina 58,450 11,041 18.9 45,067 77.1 2,342 4.0
South Dakota 6,855 969 14.1 4,881 71.2 1,005 14.7
Tennessee 80,568 12,483 15.5 65,750 81.6 2,335 2.9
Texas 266,650 58,069 21.8 182,759 68.5 25,822 9.7
Utah 13,458 1,991 14.8 10,478 77.9 989 7.3
Vermont 6,408 691 10.8 4,847 75.6 870 13.6
Virginia 58,781 11,115 18.9 44,231 75.2 3,435 5.8
Washington 50,408 6,626 13.1 39,951 79.3 3,831 7.6
West Virginia 27,239 3,441 12.6 22,301 81.9 1,497 5.5
Wisconsin 50,826 9,149 18.0 39,064 76.9 2,613 5.1
Wyoming 3,564 375 10.5 3,098 86.9 91 2.6
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 318 117 36.8 142 44.7 59 18.6
Unknown 170 59 34.7 108 63.5 3 1.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 62. All applicants, by year of first application and age, 1973–2010
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total
Total 47,625,479 8,169,641 17.2 31,063,095 65.2 8,392,743 17.6
State conversions a 3,402,447 3,939 0.1 1,419,029 41.7 1,979,479 58.2
Federal applications b
1973 279,923 4,921 1.8 81,976 29.3 193,026 69.0
1974 2,007,786 122,958 6.1 1,064,223 53.0 820,605 40.9
1975 1,303,896 93,684 7.2 859,790 65.9 350,422 26.9
1976 971,621 75,158 7.7 686,086 70.6 210,377 21.7
1977 943,084 81,750 8.7 661,112 70.1 200,222 21.2
1978 899,731 84,845 9.4 629,784 70.0 185,102 20.6
1979 912,850 89,054 9.8 637,521 69.8 186,275 20.4
1980 936,442 93,059 9.9 652,690 69.7 190,693 20.4
1981 721,999 74,306 10.3 529,231 73.3 118,462 16.4
1982 604,008 72,480 12.0 448,905 74.3 82,623 13.7
1983 645,244 78,616 12.2 467,151 72.4 99,477 15.4
1984 736,509 81,634 11.1 486,922 66.1 167,953 22.8
1985 857,757 91,242 10.6 628,241 73.2 138,274 16.1
1986 933,045 97,656 10.5 689,437 73.9 145,952 15.6
1987 892,945 98,174 11.0 653,728 73.2 141,043 15.8
1988 839,066 96,325 11.5 608,131 72.5 134,610 16.0
1989 852,453 98,931 11.6 605,939 71.1 147,583 17.3
1990 978,993 129,266 13.2 695,281 71.0 154,446 15.8
1991 1,198,677 208,822 17.4 835,058 69.7 154,797 12.9
1992 1,451,391 336,632 23.2 955,060 65.8 159,699 11.0
1993 1,624,332 440,585 27.1 1,030,912 63.5 152,835 9.4
1994 1,571,525 459,531 29.2 982,275 62.5 129,719 8.3
1995 1,381,111 406,498 29.4 860,162 62.3 114,451 8.3
1996 1,246,066 361,211 29.0 780,058 62.6 104,797 8.4
1997 981,841 256,888 26.2 644,982 65.7 79,971 8.1
1998 984,062 251,074 25.5 640,585 65.1 92,403 9.4
1999 996,186 256,120 25.7 641,973 64.4 98,093 9.8
2000 1,038,677 259,137 24.9 680,397 65.5 99,143 9.5
2001 1,127,672 272,977 24.2 753,650 66.8 101,045 9.0
2002 1,278,653 302,682 23.7 862,899 67.5 113,072 8.8
2003 1,367,391 320,201 23.4 938,352 68.6 108,838 8.0
2004 1,489,330 336,735 22.6 1,038,077 69.7 114,518 7.7
2005 1,559,272 335,539 21.5 1,079,252 69.2 144,481 9.3
2006 1,611,484 333,436 20.7 1,107,658 68.7 170,390 10.6
2007 1,635,005 333,377 20.4 1,100,954 67.3 200,674 12.3
2008 1,683,238 343,118 20.4 1,123,307 66.7 216,813 12.9
2009 1,847,784 392,481 21.2 1,247,597 67.5 207,706 11.2
2010 1,831,983 394,599 21.5 1,254,710 68.5 182,674 10.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
b. Includes applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Omits reapplications filed as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. Those reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.