Table 1.

Beneficiaries as a percentage of the total resident population and of the population aged 65 or older,
by state, December 2004
Total population
State
United States

Population aged 65 or older

Number a
(thousands)

Percentage receiving
benefits

Number a
(thousands)

Percentage receiving
benefits

293,655

15.8

36,294

90.7

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

4,530
655
5,744
2,753
35,894

19.5
9.6
15.5
20.1
12.3

598
42
732
381
3,823

92.6
92.5
86.3
93.1
83.9

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

4,601
3,504
830
554
17,397

12.4
16.7
17.6
13.0
19.5

451
474
109
67
2,928

91.3
93.6
93.8
77.3
85.6

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

8,829
1,263
1,393
12,714
6,238

13.5
15.6
15.7
14.8
16.8

847
172
159
1,521
772

91.5
87.5
96.8
90.2
95.2

2,954
2,736
4,146
4,516
1,317

18.6
16.4
18.9
16.4
20.2

433
355
519
528
190

96.1
93.7
92.9
90.3
95.3

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

5,558
6,417
10,113
5,101
2,903

13.7
16.6
17.0
15.2
18.7

635
854
1,247
615
353

87.4
90.7
95.6
93.8
92.5

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

5,755
927
1,747
2,335
1,300

18.2
17.9
16.6
14.5
16.6

766
127
232
262
157

93.9
93.9
94.3
91.0
96.9

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

8,699
1,903
19,227
8,541
634

15.7
15.9
15.8
17.2
18.0

1,126
229
2,493
1,032
93

91.3
89.6
87.7
94.7
94.9

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

11,459
3,524
3,595
12,406
1,081

17.0
17.7
16.8
19.3
17.8

1,525
464
460
1,897
151

92.6
93.1
95.5
93.3
92.7

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

4,198
771
5,901
22,490
2,389

18.0
18.0
18.0
12.7
11.0

520
109
738
2,217
208

93.8
96.5
94.2
89.7
91.5

621
7,460
6,204
1,815
5,509
507

17.7
14.9
14.7
22.6
17.1
15.8

81
847
703
278
716
61

95.9
91.1
93.2
92.9
96.8
94.5

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, 2004 estimates of resident
population.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2004, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2004/

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 2004
Retirement
State or area
All areas

Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

47,687,693 29,952,474 2,568,853

Survivors
Children Widow(er)s
482,894

b

Disability

Children

Disabled
workers

4,828,972 1,904,631 6,198,271

Spouses

Aged 65 or older
Children

Men

Women

152,804 1,598,794 14,197,197 19,498,804

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

881,978
481,767
62,781
37,077
893,001
581,471
553,533
314,941
4,413,876 2,839,289

42,548
2,747
47,075
25,543
270,500

9,578
1,210
7,961
5,307
54,068

99,013
5,115
76,894
57,778
408,372

42,295
4,710
33,176
23,860
172,675

158,760
9,115
114,676
97,531
528,551

4,264
242
2,348
2,520
11,889

43,753
224,888
329,116
2,565
18,790
19,962
29,400
281,047
350,914
26,053
148,720
206,270
128,532 1,399,144 1,809,090

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

569,257
366,765
583,427
405,529
145,825
94,854
71,905
46,394
3,384,956 2,298,010

34,864
23,669
6,430
2,247
171,335

4,456
5,433
1,196
856
31,827

54,979
49,074
13,013
6,874
298,235

21,735
19,935
5,581
4,504
107,592

68,814
62,510
19,454
9,408
378,309

1,260
911
275
56
8,268

16,384
179,450
232,439
16,366
182,636
260,772
5,022
43,719
58,533
1,566
20,560
31,378
91,380 1,094,220 1,411,366

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

1,193,857
708,468
197,263
140,474
218,155
139,300
1,879,051 1,217,013
1,046,476
661,266

49,360
9,038
13,157
94,793
52,325

12,239
3,062
2,044
20,390
9,071

120,010
15,816
20,243
196,717
108,082

63,473
6,395
8,093
78,220
42,379

187,938
17,733
27,268
212,177
134,455

3,962
407
730
4,199
2,955

48,407
4,338
7,320
55,542
35,943

315,192
65,444
68,967
565,011
301,642

460,094
85,046
84,658
805,901
433,466

361,716
292,861
406,999
377,296
161,159

34,134
24,091
43,640
53,030
13,085

3,936
3,483
6,726
9,391
2,037

59,784
45,943
92,712
105,089
24,492

17,142
16,605
32,489
45,086
8,143

56,603
50,782
153,214
110,448
44,054

1,033
833
5,844
5,078
960

13,949
12,773
41,192
34,960
12,215

171,542
137,938
199,864
198,297
77,135

244,578
194,261
282,444
278,013
103,623

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

761,210
500,356
1,063,061
692,180
1,722,514 1,064,310
775,460
516,614
541,483
288,318

35,157
45,388
94,907
43,755
21,883

7,050
9,290
18,036
5,863
6,919

74,868
93,744
178,872
76,151
56,999

36,274
34,471
72,148
25,522
30,908

85,940
145,341
227,546
85,475
102,140

1,182
2,289
5,352
1,201
2,900

20,383
40,358
61,343
20,879
31,416

228,893
315,930
498,133
243,894
132,335

325,643
458,847
693,831
333,064
194,179

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

1,046,439
166,264
289,735
339,023
215,453

643,450
106,254
189,792
228,660
142,013

50,817
10,274
17,289
14,180
8,555

8,566
1,626
2,205
3,299
1,541

105,616
17,190
30,320
26,433
16,988

42,663
6,207
9,924
12,267
6,753

152,866
19,674
31,288
43,649
29,788

3,154
530
540
686
499

39,307
4,509
8,377
9,849
9,316

298,459
52,835
90,683
113,104
65,089

420,870
66,051
127,904
125,321
86,772

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

1,368,734
938,220
302,500
180,887
3,044,526 1,980,921
1,468,751
912,656
114,167
71,590

55,786
19,657
138,765
54,060
9,533

12,985
3,553
36,522
11,894
853

124,078
30,264
276,893
131,277
15,213

49,202
14,552
110,803
59,906
3,960

147,400
41,653
387,519
237,928
10,443

3,009
1,399
9,580
4,231
212

38,054
10,535
103,523
56,799
2,363

420,093
607,741
91,007
114,671
893,672 1,291,570
399,465
578,368
37,294
51,140

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

1,945,724 1,197,179
623,599
381,429
603,781
403,089
2,400,082 1,552,127
192,755
128,612

129,019
34,122
32,908
127,093
6,117

17,373
5,523
5,188
19,386
1,483

236,235
68,713
56,434
264,122
15,243

74,198
26,938
18,873
82,110
5,925

230,479
84,468
71,410
276,160
27,868

5,247
2,297
1,679
6,959
435

55,994
20,109
14,200
72,125
7,072

585,540
826,622
181,587
250,990
190,662
248,450
718,089 1,050,868
55,985
83,547

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

754,531
454,652
139,053
90,248
1,061,981
622,680
2,859,342 1,707,535
263,267
171,031

28,584
9,533
50,087
190,227
17,287

7,167
1,137
9,787
31,913
3,063

70,606
15,539
111,509
334,245
22,754

35,242
5,104
47,727
139,525
13,137

124,796
13,847
172,995
350,893
27,157

2,427
254
4,399
11,293
669

31,057
3,391
42,797
93,711
8,169

201,690
286,511
45,147
60,470
285,619
409,326
854,532 1,133,470
84,156
105,802

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

109,983
1,114,705
911,511
409,401
940,151
79,998

70,630
693,505
595,562
207,804
629,499
52,753

5,297
54,031
51,547
27,838
47,301
4,465

1,062
10,044
8,247
4,094
8,045
616

10,173
111,224
83,041
54,587
90,892
7,768

3,615
45,021
30,706
15,767
31,852
3,010

14,973
156,736
115,292
76,076
104,687
9,134

310
4,117
2,156
4,108
1,717
209

3,923
40,027
24,960
19,127
26,158
2,043

33,244
319,720
285,116
107,262
291,617
25,997

44,245
451,490
370,033
151,197
401,277
31,733

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

548,297
447,371
782,816
740,378
266,145

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

5,447
11,639

1,550
6,125

200
1,057

410
561

583
1,111

913
1,141

1,044
1,055

67
65

680
524

879
3,524

966
3,473

2,232
708,461
15,480

897
329,722
9,905

145
56,058
849

267
14,922
425

278
81,109
1,179

409
38,730
1,005

169
134,719
1,545

10
8,849
63

57
44,352
509

529
181,720
4,686

463
223,775
5,478

Foreign countries

434,902

257,070

61,471

7,708

78,486

14,035

12,318

676

3,138

164,804

200,722

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.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2004/

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 2004 (in thousands of dollars)
Retirement
State or area
All areas

Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

Spouses

4,329,336 1,190,871 5,542,045

Children Widow(er)s

b

Children

Aged 65 or older
Children

Men

Women

35,378

423,518 15,255,394 15,859,064

720,660
439,790
51,697
34,094
798,042
565,615
443,777
279,916
3,880,901 2,720,934

20,153
1,220
23,125
11,434
127,270

4,427
472
3,646
2,359
24,408

81,193
4,299
71,207
46,322
377,491

24,985
2,861
20,144
13,697
109,577

137,763
8,068
106,047
82,991
483,093

978
48
569
537
2,752

11,373
232,662
253,240
636
19,314
15,509
7,689
307,571
289,048
6,522
149,157
155,046
35,376 1,489,490 1,487,681

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

492,622
343,392
566,162
423,636
135,173
95,350
54,688
38,046
2,984,641 2,182,745

16,874
12,975
3,409
1,018
82,797

2,177
2,918
624
342
14,356

50,171
49,420
12,491
5,111
274,601

14,231
14,184
3,657
2,233
65,971

61,016
58,202
18,177
7,545
337,647

298
214
64
13
1,943

4,463
190,781
182,476
4,612
218,212
236,141
1,403
49,940
50,202
380
18,553
23,170
24,581 1,172,575 1,149,668

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

1,003,577
656,301
173,611
132,623
186,606
129,886
1,720,043 1,209,667
957,736
663,895

23,997
4,001
6,356
48,303
27,187

5,675
1,360
972
9,837
4,757

100,369
13,855
18,480
189,250
103,297

38,264
4,116
5,154
51,183
27,980

165,236
16,379
23,822
195,349
120,476

878
97
159
1,034
740

12,858
1,179
1,776
15,420
9,403

333,546
67,234
73,113
636,977
345,106

362,824
70,362
65,852
692,255
371,284

344,577
286,047
367,305
335,839
142,332

16,622
12,217
19,675
24,396
6,092

1,991
1,773
3,002
4,018
933

55,756
43,760
75,547
86,613
21,095

11,263
10,714
19,265
25,459
5,159

48,370
43,993
134,675
98,323
36,220

226
198
1,390
1,242
204

3,463
3,340
10,651
8,784
2,865

185,762
153,519
202,139
200,447
77,589

197,067
162,215
212,731
202,715
77,774

681,671
482,959
943,250
664,804
1,610,784 1,094,874
686,494
493,501
420,795
252,750

17,662
22,854
49,997
21,212
9,871

3,490
4,519
9,428
2,964
2,939

69,053
87,963
173,539
70,496
43,990

23,046
23,323
48,376
17,154
17,211

79,300
128,541
216,323
75,471
85,785

296
492
1,381
270
609

5,865
10,753
16,867
5,426
7,640

248,895
347,231
579,805
264,107
131,186

272,500
381,734
601,975
267,609
144,541

604,709
96,939
178,230
220,217
139,018

24,531
4,782
8,325
6,899
4,456

4,162
721
1,088
1,551
821

94,507
15,444
28,096
24,614
16,149

26,111
3,713
6,312
8,019
4,769

133,504
17,004
26,387
41,433
26,959

735
118
120
172
103

10,188
1,147
2,051
2,726
2,448

319,087
54,283
97,009
121,424
73,214

338,126
50,975
102,182
104,048
72,580

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

1,337,563
988,348
243,286
161,261
2,818,438 1,999,959
1,252,446
852,042
93,435
63,722

29,125
8,648
68,829
26,157
4,280

6,795
1,443
17,599
5,712
393

122,705
25,089
261,690
108,743
13,284

34,659
7,881
73,588
36,339
2,459

143,410
36,014
365,614
207,490
8,655

735
314
2,242
902
47

11,788
501,662
556,148
2,636
90,400
85,309
28,917 1,008,128 1,136,508
15,061
422,645
462,644
596
37,367
37,753

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

1,718,391 1,159,500
523,186
349,427
541,729
388,839
2,174,631 1,525,786
170,509
122,765

64,252
15,895
16,315
64,924
3,039

8,615
2,554
2,541
9,810
705

220,281
59,397
53,312
249,893
14,104

47,491
16,126
12,329
53,595
3,865

202,432
74,023
64,089
250,175
24,121

1,339
530
418
1,623
95

14,481
5,235
3,887
18,825
1,815

645,383
187,017
207,358
805,072
61,227

670,392
196,589
204,989
882,650
69,901

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

639,877
423,844
112,608
79,451
889,019
577,995
2,401,438 1,586,502
230,988
164,516

13,985
4,217
24,163
88,432
8,792

3,428
484
4,609
13,703
1,451

57,947
13,259
93,470
290,498
21,596

21,123
2,964
28,271
84,214
8,416

110,563
11,353
148,532
311,143
23,959

543
50
974
2,558
153

8,444
829
11,006
24,388
2,105

214,394
44,671
300,493
895,072
93,129

226,801
44,487
322,592
879,150
84,193

2,557
26,119
26,437
13,170
23,752
2,202

516
4,868
4,177
1,886
4,200
299

9,149
96,162
79,953
47,002
86,524
7,218

2,358
28,692
20,511
9,637
21,228
1,951

12,659
141,028
104,366
71,512
93,287
8,148

66
1,005
541
1,063
396
52

991
11,099
7,040
5,120
6,846
547

35,606
339,078
319,737
112,654
324,764
28,054

35,725
361,014
311,268
117,989
334,366
25,339

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

482,267
402,042
631,510
584,674
214,901

898,446
139,868
250,608
305,632
194,723

95,312
959,978
834,585
345,363
853,219
70,609

67,016
651,004
591,560
195,972
616,986
50,193

224,538

Disability
Disabled
workers

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

41,574,348 28,601,332 1,227,331

Survivors

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

2630
6,550

947
3,949

53
309

118
156

305
672

371
524

712
821

10
12

112
108

597
2,474

486
1,808

939
404,580
11,552

494
209,571
8,164

33
16,727
322

53
4,289
175

105
44,730
836

147
16,072
523

96
102,720
1,390

1
1,647
16

9
8,823
127

324
123,523
4,160

184
115,776
3,836

Foreign countries

223,884

141,533

14,891

2,229

47,231

7,403

9,636

164

798

90,474

97,637

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.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2004/

Maryland
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 2004
Retirement
Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

761,210

500,356

35,157

16,225
67,460
135,405
103,505
10,050

9,955
45,110
91,305
59,165
6,565

Caroline
Carroll
Cecil
Charles
Dorchester

5,770
23,365
13,965
13,965
6,850

Frederick
Garrett
Harford
Howard
Kent

County
Total, Maryland c
Allegany
Anne Arundel
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Calvert

Montgomery
Prince George's
Queen Anne's
St. Mary's
Somerset
Talbot
Washington
Wicomico
Worcester

Survivors

Disability

Aged 65 or older

b

Children

Disabled
workers

7,050

74,868

36,274

85,940

1,182

20,383

228,893

325,643

1,105
3,435
6,595
2,885
465

115
475
1,115
1,165
75

2,120
6,680
14,220
11,360
1,060

520
2,835
5,560
7,600
505

1,920
7,210
13,265
17,835
1,085

80
95
210
185
15

410
1,620
3,135
3,310
280

4,775
21,105
41,470
25,545
3,040

7,155
28,340
61,790
41,660
4,110

3,715
16,030
8,240
8,600
4,765

220
1,040
645
635
160

75
150
135
120
70

575
2,285
1,400
1,335
600

260
850
670
880
265

725
2,365
2,135
1,855
830

10
25
40
20
10

190
620
700
520
150

1,705
7,125
3,960
3,990
2,095

2,250
10,220
5,020
5,260
2,850

26,985
6,010
32,705
25,245
5,195

17,960
3,515
21,590
17,430
3,710

1,275
460
1,575
1,140
300

200
50
210
240
50

2,660
800
3,340
2,090
485

1,030
230
1,315
1,260
125

2,875
765
3,630
2,360
425

45
35
70
25
5

940
155
975
700
95

8,055
1,815
9,865
8,055
1,785

11,600
2,380
13,590
10,585
2,290

102,785
82,725
6,670
10,545
4,550

74,050
52,080
4,700
6,640
3,030

6,385
3,015
330
585
155

1,070
1,040
40
105
65

9,195
6,825
540
1,145
405

3,230
6,195
215
540
155

7,080
10,660
655
1,235
600

70
85
10
10
10

1,705
2,825
180
285
130

34,710
23,610
2,275
3,300
1,360

49,620
32,070
2,665
4,170
1,840

8,895
24,320
15,200
12,815

6,560
15,720
10,120
9,795

505
1,260
500
485

50
205
150
80

800
2,645
1,315
990

195
900
680
260

640
2,870
1,925
995

5
65
35
20

140
655
475
190

3,095
7,270
4,405
4,480

4,015
10,375
6,295
5,495

Children Widow(er)s

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.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2004/

Spouses

Children

Men

Women

Maryland
Table 5.
Amount of benefits in current-payment status, by county, type of benefit, and sex of beneficiaries aged 65
or older, December 2004 (in thousands of dollars)
Retirement
Total

Retired
workers a

Spouses

681,671

482,959

17,662

13,998
62,466
130,192
85,298
8,940

9,376
44,623
94,319
54,278
6,196

Caroline
Carroll
Cecil
Charles
Dorchester

4,890
21,727
12,181
11,539
5,794

Frederick
Garrett
Harford
Howard
Kent

Survivors

Disability

Aged 65 or older

b

Children

Disabled
workers

3,490

69,053

23,046

79,300

296

5,865

248,895

272,500

543
1,749
3,566
1,413
227

59
256
613
537
37

1,906
6,353
14,210
9,540
927

312
1,956
3,720
3,916
363

1,685
7,000
12,764
14,743
1,093

19
27
57
41
5

97
501
944
831
91

5,066
23,671
48,729
25,819
3,214

5,718
23,896
55,239
34,380
3,296

3,407
15,766
7,925
7,545
4,277

107
535
314
274
75

35
87
68
57
32

503
2,208
1,240
1,120
525

159
626
441
601
149

626
2,312
1,996
1,783
694

3
6
8
4
1

49
187
189
156
41

1,765
7,937
4,305
3,870
2,101

1,785
8,753
4,022
3,977
2,286

24,073
4,955
29,318
24,116
4,764

17,094
3,182
20,637
17,798
3,630

608
214
769
593
159

105
24
111
126
26

2,461
659
3,074
2,041
458

754
140
932
979
81

2,754
689
3,512
2,355
382

12
8
16
6
1

285
38
267
219
27

8,691
1,835
10,784
9,296
1,991

9,502
1,741
10,954
9,303
1,893

Montgomery
Prince George's
Queen Anne's
St. Mary's
Somerset

97,504
66,311
6,180
8,691
3,653

74,854
44,304
4,629
5,886
2,590

3,292
1,324
171
261
66

541
435
21
47
24

9,195
5,494
521
939
328

2,363
3,632
148
348
94

6,680
10,260
631
1,125
509

20
24
3
2
2

558
839
55
83
39

39,606
22,034
2,541
3,249
1,296

43,222
24,194
2,215
3,108
1,376

Talbot
Washington
Wicomico
Worcester

8,411
21,685
13,366
11,618

6,587
15,206
9,596
9,254

278
632
253
239

29
107
70
42

791
2,448
1,187
925

140
587
425
177

553
2,527
1,704
921

2
17
9
5

32
160
121
55

3,582
7,970
4,708
4,833

3,379
8,572
5,263
4,426

County
Total, Maryland c
Allegany
Anne Arundel
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Calvert

Children Widow(er)s

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.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2004/

Spouses

Children

Men

Women