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Statistics & Data Files by Type


Short booklets visualizing key statistics about Social Security Administration program beneficiaries as well as the income and expenditures of the aged population.

Fact Sheets

Brief (one- or two-page) highlights of program-related statistics, such as earnings trends or beneficiary statistics by Congressional district.

Public-Use Data Files

Subsets of program or survey data with all personal identifying information removed, allowing public release. Useful for research and analysis that cannot be performed using aggregate statistics already published (e.g., creating summary statistics that meet specialized needs, investigating relationships among variables that are not apparent from aggregate statistics).

Statistical Compilations

Comprehensive publications by the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics covering the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs, including the characteristics of beneficiaries—for example, age, sex, state or county, income, disability impairment(s)—and the type of benefits they receive (retired-worker, disabled-worker, spousal, survivors, and so on).