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Statistics & Data Files by Type


These chartbooks present easy-to-understand charts and tables about Social Security Administration program beneficiaries as well as the income and expenditures of the aged.

Fact Sheets

Brief summaries providing statistics on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, such as the number of people receiving benefits and the amount of total monthly payments, in each state, territory. or Congressional district.

Public-Use Data Files

Public-use data files are subsets of survey or administrative data that are released to the public with all identifying information removed. These files are useful for statistical analysis and research studies that cannot be carried out using aggregate information. Public-use data files enable researchers to create summary information that meets specialized needs and to investigate relations among variables that are not apparent based on aggregate information.

Statistical Compilations

The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (ORES) produces numerous statistical publications that give a broad overview of the scope of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. The statistics provide the characteristics of beneficiaries—for example, age, sex, income, and type of disability—and the type of benefits they receive (retired-worker, survivors, disabled-worker benefits, and so on). ORES also presents statistics by state and, in some publications, by county or congressional district.