OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2003

 
Table 1. Beneficiaries as a percentage of the total resident population and of the population aged 65 or older, by state, December 2003 
State Total population Population aged 65 or older
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
Number a
(thousands)
Percentage
receiving
benefits
United States 290,810 15.8 35,919 90.8
Alabama 4,501 19.3 592 92.8
Alaska 649 9.4 41 91.9
Arizona 5,581 15.5 714 86.1
Arkansas 2,726 19.9 378 93.3
California 35,484 12.3 3,765 84.7
Colorado 4,551 12.2 441 91.5
Connecticut 3,483 16.7 471 94.6
Delaware 817 17.3 107 93.8
District of Columbia 563 12.8 68 77.3
Florida 17,019 19.6 2,897 85.4
Georgia 8,685 13.5 827 91.9
Hawaii 1,258 15.4 169 87.6
Idaho 1,366 15.5 156 96.1
Illinois 12,654 14.8 1,507 91.0
Indiana 6,196 16.7 763 95.8
Iowa 2,944 18.5 434 96.0
Kansas 2,724 16.3 354 93.8
Kentucky 4,118 18.7 512 93.2
Louisiana 4,496 16.3 524 90.4
Maine 1,306 20.1 188 95.3
Maryland 5,509 13.6 625 88.1
Massachusetts 6,433 16.5 857 91.1
Michigan 10,080 16.9 1,237 96.0
Minnesota 5,059 15.1 609 93.9
Mississippi 2,881 18.5 349 92.4
Missouri 5,704 18.1 760 94.3
Montana 918 17.8 125 93.5
Nebraska 1,739 16.6 232 94.0
Nevada 2,241 14.6 251 92.3
New Hampshire 1,288 16.4 154 97.6
New Jersey 8,638 15.8 1,124 91.7
New Mexico 1,875 15.7 225 89.4
New York 19,190 15.8 2,489 88.0
North Carolina 8,407 17.1 1,016 94.6
North Dakota 634 18.0 94 94.4
Ohio 11,436 16.9 1,517 93.1
Oklahoma 3,512 17.5 461 93.1
Oregon 3,560 16.6 454 95.3
Pennsylvania 12,365 19.3 1,902 93.4
Rhode Island 1,076 17.9 151 93.4
South Carolina 4,147 17.7 512 93.2
South Dakota 764 18.0 109 96.2
Tennessee 5,842 17.8 727 94.3
Texas 22,119 12.6 2,175 89.9
Utah 2,351 10.9 203 91.4
Vermont 619 17.5 80 95.6
Virginia 7,386 14.8 833 91.2
Washington 6,131 14.5 691 93.3
West Virginia 1,810 22.4 277 93.2
Wisconsin 5,472 16.3 712 90.5
Wyoming 501 15.7 60 94.8
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2003 estimates of resident population.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2003, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.