Table 1.

Beneficiaries as a percentage of the total resident population and of the population aged 65 or older, by state,
December 2003
Total population

Population aged 65 or older

Number a
(thousands)

Percentage receiving
benefits

Number a
(thousands)

Percentage receiving
benefits

290,810

15.8

35,919

90.8

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

4,501
649
5,581
2,726
35,484

19.3
9.4
15.5
19.9
12.3

592
41
714
378
3,765

92.8
91.9
86.1
93.3
84.7

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

4,551
3,483
817
563
17,019

12.2
16.7
17.3
12.8
19.6

441
471
107
68
2,897

91.5
94.6
93.8
77.3
85.4

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

8,685
1,258
1,366
12,654
6,196

13.5
15.4
15.5
14.8
16.7

827
169
156
1,507
763

91.9
87.6
96.1
91.0
95.8

2,944
2,724
4,118
4,496
1,306

18.5
16.3
18.7
16.3
20.1

434
354
512
524
188

96.0
93.8
93.2
90.4
95.3

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

5,509
6,433
10,080
5,059
2,881

13.6
16.5
16.9
15.1
18.5

625
857
1,237
609
349

88.1
91.1
96.0
93.9
92.4

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

5,704
918
1,739
2,241
1,288

18.1
17.8
16.6
14.6
16.4

760
125
232
251
154

94.3
93.5
94.0
92.3
97.6

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

8,638
1,875
19,190
8,407
634

15.8
15.7
15.8
17.1
18.0

1,124
225
2,489
1,016
94

91.7
89.4
88.0
94.6
94.4

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

11,436
3,512
3,560
12,365
1,076

16.9
17.5
16.6
19.3
17.9

1,517
461
454
1,902
151

93.1
93.1
95.3
93.4
93.4

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

4,147
764
5,842
22,119
2,351

17.7
18.0
17.8
12.6
10.9

512
109
727
2,175
203

93.2
96.2
94.3
89.9
91.4

619
7,386
6,131
1,810
5,472
501

17.5
14.8
14.5
22.4
16.3
15.7

80
833
691
277
712
60

95.6
91.2
93.3
93.2
90.5
94.8

State
United States

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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.

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2003 ♦ 1

Table 2.
Number of beneficiaries with benefits in current-payment status, by state or other area, type of benefit, and sex
of beneficiaries aged 65 or older, December 2003
Retirement

Survivors

Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

47,038,391

29,531,615

2,621,690

480,019

4,899,704

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

867,601
60,860
863,874
543,727
4,363,657

474,865
35,572
562,452
310,295
2,809,413

43,730
2,752
47,704
26,478
275,348

9,648
1,204
7,860
5,375
53,745

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

557,253
582,877
141,488
72,209
3,330,425

356,598
404,976
92,292
46,728
2,255,825

35,590
24,489
6,576
2,315
174,842

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

1,168,095
194,019
211,528
1,867,671
1,032,417

689,546
137,895
134,581
1,208,937
652,423

546,065
443,706
768,861
731,511
262,533

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

Disability

Aged 65 or older

Children

Disabled
workers

Spouses

Children

Men

Women

1,909,952

5,873,673

150,886

1,570,852

14,027,610

19,405,989

100,917
5,027
76,411
58,671
413,929

42,364
4,776
32,824
23,735
173,610

148,770
8,708
106,090
91,435
501,137

4,162
247
2,294
2,451
11,695

43,145
2,574
28,239
25,287
124,780

222,064
18,013
272,444
146,802
1,386,474

327,543
19,298
342,817
205,565
1,802,884

4,355
5,399
1,204
859
31,545

55,270
50,212
13,042
7,188
301,022

21,556
20,101
5,543
4,627
107,512

66,086
60,540
17,776
8,944
360,650

1,240
861
284
52
8,187

16,558
16,299
4,771
1,496
90,842

175,184
182,883
42,818
20,568
1,076,590

228,463
262,318
57,483
31,847
1,398,183

50,015
9,314
13,335
97,184
53,471

11,961
3,057
1,945
20,271
8,997

121,080
15,790
20,276
201,257
109,810

63,109
6,427
8,088
79,103
42,204

180,239
16,747
25,516
202,314
127,496

3,899
406
711
4,064
2,931

48,246
4,383
7,076
54,541
35,085

307,102
64,616
66,595
562,826
298,698

452,523
83,769
82,993
808,544
432,095

359,424
290,563
400,017
372,854
159,218

35,649
25,094
44,464
54,175
13,400

3,897
3,447
6,718
9,515
2,077

61,233
46,872
94,236
106,490
24,906

17,107
16,699
32,232
45,063
8,126

53,812
47,761
145,141
103,798
41,744

1,037
785
5,854
5,079
1,011

13,906
12,485
40,199
34,537
12,051

171,006
137,003
196,711
196,291
76,161

245,280
194,621
281,038
277,483
103,295

751,359
1,061,851
1,699,384
765,228
533,375

493,496
694,015
1,048,856
508,738
283,271

36,172
47,114
96,919
45,459
22,351

7,091
9,226
17,738
5,884
6,995

76,213
96,367
181,843
77,701
58,021

36,633
34,833
72,338
25,765
30,948

80,746
138,622
215,868
80,235
97,489

1,209
2,278
5,176
1,144
2,978

19,799
39,396
60,646
20,302
31,322

226,580
316,753
493,946
240,850
130,208

323,787
463,907
692,499
331,478
192,652

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

1,033,886
163,659
287,891
327,319
211,499

637,167
103,679
188,342
221,155
139,872

52,341
10,552
18,045
14,299
8,843

8,728
1,615
2,195
3,202
1,448

107,731
17,398
30,918
26,205
17,161

42,611
6,207
10,033
11,970
6,785

143,733
18,996
29,642
40,425
27,961

3,068
557
508
649
463

38,507
4,655
8,208
9,414
8,966

295,637
51,762
90,252
109,530
64,210

420,699
65,321
128,096
121,936
86,190

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

1,363,838
294,669
3,035,697
1,436,124
114,047

935,604
175,984
1,977,323
891,119
71,124

56,962
19,968
141,308
55,157
9,983

12,841
3,628
36,444
11,627
861

127,275
30,516
283,508
132,839
15,451

50,180
14,519
113,155
59,467
3,976

140,691
38,315
371,881
226,041
10,050

2,951
1,429
9,526
4,102
222

37,334
10,310
102,552
55,772
2,380

420,124
89,043
892,608
390,685
37,337

610,306
112,360
1,297,831
570,704
51,274

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

1,932,026
613,515
591,461
2,386,426
192,662

1,187,891
376,413
393,760
1,546,896
129,385

132,517
35,100
33,542
130,971
6,313

17,394
5,539
5,077
19,262
1,486

241,015
69,949
56,768
270,726
15,695

74,258
26,761
18,875
82,509
5,919

218,542
78,473
67,621
259,792
26,445

5,185
2,195
1,581
6,689
457

55,224
19,085
14,237
69,581
6,962

583,652
179,406
186,704
717,780
56,311

828,867
249,860
245,658
1,057,858
84,575

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

735,084
137,880
1,041,360
2,792,148
256,551

441,486
88,767
609,473
1,668,620
166,211

28,893
9,917
51,112
191,779
17,413

7,013
1,143
9,707
31,598
3,014

70,816
15,884
112,982
335,426
22,687

35,048
5,149
47,467
139,215
12,867

118,809
13,257
164,196
324,583
25,579

2,372
250
4,400
10,931
657

30,647
3,513
42,023
89,996
8,123

196,138
44,678
279,937
836,415
81,812

280,983
60,214
405,083
1,118,378
103,817

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

108,248
1,093,695
890,466
405,444
928,505
78,745

69,309
679,196
581,069
206,295
622,108
51,737

5,484
55,094
52,448
28,379
48,801
4,577

1,034
9,901
7,967
4,096
7,999
607

10,360
112,814
83,320
55,820
92,498
7,819

3,642
45,164
30,674
15,926
31,917
3,082

14,240
148,086
108,137
72,245
98,289
8,679

278
4,187
2,130
4,006
1,560
201

3,901
39,253
24,721
18,677
25,333
2,043

32,739
313,793
279,243
106,561
289,005
25,495

43,883
446,480
364,996
151,687
400,183
31,437

State or area
All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Children Widow(er)s b

(Continued)

2 ♦ OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2003

Table 2.
Number of beneficiaries with benefits in current-payment status, by state or other area, type of benefit, and sex
of beneficiaries aged 65 or older, December 2003—Continued
Retirement
State or area

Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

Survivors
Children Widow(er)s b

Disability

Aged 65 or older

Children

Disabled
workers

Spouses

Children

Men

Women

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

5,425
11,245

1,532
5,913

208
1,061

430
543

562
1,078

908
1,142

1,028
963

63
68

694
477

884
3,458

936
3,288

2,157
702,675
15,024

843
320,469
9,562

134
55,598
866

263
15,220
422

282
81,115
1,167

399
39,440
1,019

160
134,972
1,433

12
9,352
56

64
46,509
499

470
178,105
4,528

429
218,434
5,254

Foreign countries

427,446

250,461

60,085

7,702

78,135

14,345

12,745

746

3,227

160,122

196,607

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a.

Includes 11 special age-72 beneficiaries.

b.

Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2003 ♦ 3

Table 3.
Amount of benefits in current-payment status, by state or other area, type of benefit, and sex of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older, December 2003 (in thousands of dollars)
Retirement

Survivors

Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

39,541,474

27,230,628

1,214,102

213,222

4,238,983

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

680,895
48,234
743,421
419,354
3,706,587

417,254
31,655
527,768
265,643
2,604,873

19,916
1,177
22,650
11,442
126,062

4,272
445
3,424
2,257
23,217

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

464,241
545,980
126,219
52,849
2,829,577

322,193
408,802
89,409
36,826
2,067,794

16,628
13,017
3,371
1,005
81,879

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

943,172
164,385
174,166
1,653,018
911,617

615,091
125,621
121,027
1,163,200
632,132

463,324
384,596
597,223
556,420
204,080

Disability

Aged 65 or older

Children

Disabled
workers

Spouses

Children

Men

Women

1,151,883

5,060,494

33,401

398,760

14,539,335

15,232,132

79,583
4,041
68,238
45,290
369,888

24,187
2,781
19,151
13,210
106,087

124,089
7,463
94,602
74,897
441,165

900
47
519
505
2,604

10,695
626
7,067
6,111
32,690

220,510
17,852
287,065
141,452
1,427,781

242,374
14,453
272,198
148,647
1,432,367

2,053
2,778
595
325
13,617

48,654
48,776
12,087
5,146
267,588

13,633
13,692
3,493
2,206
63,431

56,455
54,322
15,935
6,968
310,057

285
189
64
11
1,867

4,341
4,404
1,266
362
23,346

179,297
211,081
47,114
17,799
1,112,743

172,846
229,262
47,448
22,636
1,098,517

23,468
3,986
6,226
48,126
26,859

5,310
1,305
876
9,385
4,512

97,125
13,386
17,867
186,990
101,284

36,665
3,999
4,940
49,957
26,990

152,417
14,858
21,420
179,838
110,337

817
88
153
960
703

12,278
1,143
1,658
14,563
8,800

312,334
64,072
67,955
613,507
329,161

343,296
66,651
62,325
671,897
357,205

330,697
273,996
348,022
320,566
135,582

16,844
12,353
19,393
24,100
6,018

1,893
1,665
2,853
3,873
912

55,085
43,075
73,908
84,591
20,641

10,864
10,392
18,523
24,665
4,962

44,379
39,786
123,195
89,141
33,083

224
173
1,307
1,177
202

3,339
3,156
10,022
8,307
2,681

178,548
147,138
191,212
191,090
73,739

190,626
156,673
203,994
195,274
74,818

647,915
909,314
1,532,461
651,618
397,746

459,241
643,587
1,041,344
467,950
238,845

17,569
22,986
49,393
21,265
9,701

3,353
4,282
8,885
2,840
2,821

67,773
87,297
170,111
69,248
43,056

22,389
22,581
46,823
16,708
16,648

71,813
118,073
198,477
68,249
78,800

294
453
1,273
248
590

5,482
10,056
16,153
5,109
7,284

237,514
335,946
554,033
250,683
123,831

260,879
372,606
579,581
256,242
137,859

856,106
132,717
240,185
284,699
184,254

578,112
91,395
170,870
205,819
132,051

24,432
4,759
8,423
6,741
4,454

4,047
691
1,035
1,448
729

93,035
15,104
27,620
23,561
15,706

25,220
3,616
6,115
7,519
4,607

121,022
15,899
24,102
36,947
24,350

693
123
105
160
93

9,545
1,130
1,915
2,503
2,265

304,474
51,202
93,095
113,460
69,486

326,224
48,730
98,712
97,669
69,458

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

1,285,403
228,135
2,713,437
1,176,652
89,978

951,510
151,521
1,929,552
800,771
61,180

28,872
8,509
68,070
25,748
4,345

6,409
1,412
16,823
5,323
384

121,495
24,417
258,954
105,725
13,042

33,847
7,614
72,321
34,769
2,374

131,570
31,891
338,322
189,262
8,032

687
302
2,128
844
49

11,012
2,468
27,266
14,209
573

484,717
85,371
973,911
397,080
36,066

538,850
80,514
1,103,440
439,011
36,520

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

1,648,848
496,390
511,856
2,087,483
164,529

1,112,628
332,731
367,098
1,468,251
119,166

63,898
15,776
16,107
64,778
3,044

8,244
2,445
2,398
9,331
678

217,108
58,274
51,734
247,374
14,035

46,063
15,571
11,972
51,914
3,715

185,871
66,269
58,455
226,879
22,080

1,286
486
385
1,500
97

13,750
4,837
3,707
17,455
1,714

621,033
177,877
195,800
776,444
59,445

649,719
188,648
195,733
857,674
68,290

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

598,714
107,242
838,181
2,260,853
216,796

395,977
75,298
544,673
1,496,696
154,292

13,627
4,246
23,802
86,395
8,555

3,182
456
4,353
12,975
1,383

55,893
13,053
91,050
281,053
20,773

20,291
2,901
27,126
81,082
7,960

101,222
10,420
135,791
277,750
21,703

516
51
948
2,354
143

8,006
818
10,437
22,548
1,988

200,013
42,498
282,956
844,560
87,184

214,004
42,675
307,157
836,691
79,776

90,295
905,051
786,011
329,557
812,875
67,009

63,409
613,571
557,395
187,800
588,481
47,566

2,556
25,666
26,006
12,976
23,752
2,186

474
4,571
3,858
1,791
3,966
288

8,968
93,814
77,482
46,348
84,962
6,997

2,281
27,772
19,758
9,438
20,604
1,942

11,606
128,281
94,328
65,419
84,353
7,448

55
979
514
987
352
47

946
10,397
6,669
4,799
6,405
535

33,749
319,753
301,903
107,841
310,042
26,507

34,165
343,280
296,133
114,252
321,720
24,253

State or area
All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Children Widow(er)s b

(Continued)

4 ♦ OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2003

Table 3.
Amount of benefits in current-payment status, by state or other area, type of benefit, and sex of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older, December 2003 (in thousands of dollars)—Continued
Retirement
State or area

Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

Survivors
Children Widow(er)s b

Disability

Aged 65 or older

Children

Disabled
workers

Spouses

Children

Men

Women

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

2,500
6,127

899
3,708

54
300

118
141

283
636

359
504

669
730

11
12

107
97

576
2,342

448
1,659

860
384,790
10,741

439
196,180
7,604

28
15,990
316

49
4,186
160

104
43,121
801

142
15,725
511

88
99,111
1,223

1
1,656
13

9
8,821
113

275
116,370
3,862

164
108,602
3,544

Foreign countries

214,786

134,868

14,255

2,125

45,736

7,269

9,583

170

780

85,987

93,740

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a.

Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.

b.

Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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Arizona
Table 4.
Number of beneficiaries with benefits in current-payment status, by county, type of benefit, and sex of
beneficiaries aged 65 or older, December 2003
Retirement

Survivors

Spouses

Children

Men

Women

32,824

106,090

2,294

28,239

272,444

342,817

1,140
2,190
1,305
1,290
625

1,165
685
1,080
465
280

1,135
2,880
2,015
1,800
685

45
130
45
60
25

395
770
525
405
260

2,460
7,855
3,765
4,600
1,600

2,670
8,640
4,525
5,185
1,995

20
35
3,550
420
255

150
365
40,470
3,425
1,540

65
145
17,390
1,190
1,260

165
515
55,765
6,205
2,265

10
15
895
150
100

50
95
15,755
1,205
740

385
1,760
142,900
15,700
4,510

450
1,525
189,925
16,575
4,990

1,440
345
140
315
375

14,325
2,900
635
3,835
2,210

5,165
1,565
230
1,055
1,080

18,890
5,005
490
5,765
2,495

410
130
35
125
120

4,530
1,385
155
1,310
660

47,875
11,645
1,925
17,110
8,330

62,655
12,860
2,220
19,625
8,950

Spouses

863,874

562,452

47,704

7,860

76,411

Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham

8,940
23,670
13,425
13,900
5,370

4,125
15,010
7,485
8,895
2,990

680
1,675
785
870
425

255
330
185
115
80

Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo

1,260
4,545
461,860
46,135
15,635

665
3,150
304,250
31,650
8,445

135
225
23,785
1,890
1,030

Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

152,730
36,310
5,840
49,885
24,295

98,635
23,070
3,620
34,680
15,735

9,335
1,910
535
2,800
1,620

Total, Arizona c

Aged 65 or older

Children

Total

County

Disability
Disabled
workers

Retired
workers a

Children Widow(er)s b

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a.

Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.

b.

Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

c.

Includes beneficiaries with unknown county code.

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Arizona
Table 5.
Amount of benefits in current-payment status, by county, type of benefit, and sex of beneficiaries aged 65 or
older, December 2003 (in thousands of dollars)
Retirement

Survivors

Spouses

Children

Men

Women

19,151

94,602

519

7,067

287,065

272,198

634
1,762
983
1,139
531

446
395
541
244
161

920
2,473
1,677
1,708
625

8
28
10
15
6

80
174
131
106
67

1,952
7,222
3,708
4,765
1,606

1,474
5,945
3,263
3,941
1,466

8
13
1,682
157
89

137
292
37,534
3,029
1,061

42
79
10,676
705
571

166
437
50,363
5,767
1,943

3
2
197
37
22

15
24
4,037
303
146

409
1,639
156,004
15,920
4,248

338
1,072
156,512
12,849
3,340

654
148
47
163
122

12,973
2,473
470
3,467
1,747

3,062
858
120
679
569

16,406
4,507
404
5,166
2,026

96
33
8
29
25

1,154
326
32
338
134

50,564
12,016
1,713
17,761
7,516

49,677
9,661
1,405
14,995
6,241

Spouses

743,421

527,768

22,650

3,424

68,238

Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham

5,465
18,122
10,424
11,912
4,289

3,089
12,481
6,700
8,236
2,676

217
691
316
413
192

72
118
66
51
32

Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo

1,079
3,605
410,272
39,638
11,505

641
2,663
293,984
28,773
7,262

67
94
11,799
866
411

Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

131,384
30,363
4,151
43,016
18,131

92,517
21,119
2,870
31,839
12,878

4,521
899
200
1,334
630

Total, Arizona c

Aged 65 or older

Children

Total

County

Disability
Disabled
workers

Retired
workers a

Children Widow(er)s b

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a.

Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.

b.

Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

c.

Includes beneficiaries with unknown county code.

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