You are here: Social Security Administration > Office of Retirement Policy > Current Law Fact Sheets > Population Projections > American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN)

Population Projections

  1. American
    Indians and
    Alaska Natives
  2. Early
    Eligibility Age
    Beneficiaries
  3.  Lifetime 
    Low
    Earners

  4.  Oldest 
    Old
  5.  Sporadic 
    Low
    Earners
  6. Spousal-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  7. Survivor-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  8. Women
    & Dual
    Entitlement

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) Aged 62 or Older a in 2030


Released: January 2014

In 2030, we project that:

  • Almost half of the AIAN population will be in fair or poor health.
  • Sixteen percent of the AIAN population will receive Social Security disability benefits at some point.
  • Over 50 percent of the AIAN population aged 62 to 67 will have some work limitation. b
  • For the AIAN population, lifetime shared earnings and per capita monthly Social Security benefits will be lower than the total population across the distribution.
  • The poverty rate for the AIAN population will be more than twice the poverty rate of all those 62 orĀ older.
Population Characteristics
Percentage with characteristic
Pie chart series linked to data in table format.
Poverty Rates
Percentage below 100 percent of poverty
Bar chart. AIAN population: 10.9%. Total population: 4.7%.
Lifetime Shared Earnings
Present value at age 62
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
Per Capita Monthly Social Security Benefits
In 2009 dollars
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
a. We chose age 62 or older because it is the Social Security eligibility age.
b. The work limitation variable is only calculated for individuals aged 62 to 67.
SOURCE: Modeling Income in the Near Term, Version 5 (MINT5) microsimulation model using 2008 Trustees Report assumptions.