7.

E SSI: Recipient Characteristics
Table 7.E1.—Number and percentage distribution of persons receiving federally administered payments, by race, 1 sex, and
age, November 1998
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Sex and age

Total

White

Black

Other

Unknown

All recipients.........................................................................................
Under 18............................................................................................
18–64 ................................................................................................
65 or older .........................................................................................

6,589,000
897,500
3,639,800
2,051,700

60.3
52.3
63.1
58.8

29.3
41.5
29.4
23.9

9.0
4.7
6.5
15.4

1.4
1.5
1.0
2.0

Male .....................................................................................................
Under 18............................................................................................
18–64 ................................................................................................
65 or older .........................................................................................

2,720,900
570,700
1,589,100
561,100

59.9
52.0
63.2
58.8

29.7
41.7
29.1
19.1

8.9
4.9
6.6
19.7

1.5
1.4
1.2
2.4

Female .................................................................................................
Under 18............................................................................................
18–64 ................................................................................................
65 or older .........................................................................................

3,868,100
326,800
2,050,700
1,490,600

60.5
52.9
63.0
58.7

29.1
41.2
29.7
25.7

9.1
4.3
6.4
13.8

1.4
1.6
1.0
1.9

1 Codes

for parents have been assigned to some recipients under age 42 with missing race codes.

CONTACT: Arthur Kahn/Stella M. Coleman (410) 965-0186/0157 for further information.

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Table 7.E2.—Number and percentage distribution of federally administered awards, by sex, age, and category, 1999
[Based on 10-percent sample]
Adults
Age and sex

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Blind and
disabled children 1

All persons
Total number ....................................

757,580

120,630

5,010

488,600

143,340

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Male ............................................................
Female ........................................................

48.4
51.6

35.9
64.1

48.7
51.3

47.3
52.7

62.9
37.1

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

7.9
5.1
3.9
1.5
4.6
5.6
12.6
17.3
19.0
6.1
9.0
3.3
2.0
2.1

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
54.2
20.1
12.6
13.1

...
...
...
...
13.8
8.6
13.6
23.4
23.6
9.8
3.2
1.4
.6
2.2

...
...
...
...
6.2
8.6
19.4
26.6
29.2
10.0
...
...
...
...

41.9
26.7
20.7
7.8
2.8
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Male
Total number ....................................

367,040

43,290

2,440

231,160

90,150

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

9.7
7.3
5.3
1.8
5.3
5.9
12.4
16.9
17.9
5.7
7.1
2.5
1.5
1.1

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
57.7
20.9
12.2
9.2

...
...
...
...
14.3
7.8
14.8
24.2
24.2
8.2
2.9
1.2
.8
1.6

...
...
...
...
7.2
9.3
19.5
26.5
28.1
9.4
...
...
...
...

39.3
29.6
21.4
7.1
2.6
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Female
Total number ....................................

390,540

77,340

2,570

257,440

53,190

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

6.3
3.0
2.7
1.2
3.9
5.4
12.8
17.7
20.1
6.5
10.7
4.0
2.6
3.0

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
52.2
19.7
12.9
15.2

...
...
...
...
13.2
9.3
12.5
22.6
23.0
11.3
3.5
1.6
.4
2.7

...
...
...
...
5.2
8.1
19.3
26.7
30.2
10.5
...
...
...
...

46.4
21.8
19.6
9.1
3.1
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

1

Includes students aged 18–21.

CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 for further information.

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Table 7.E3.—Number and percentage distribution of persons receiving federally administered payments, by sex, age, and
category, December 1999
Adults
Age and sex

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Blind and disabled,
under age 18

All persons
1

Total number ..................................

6,556,634

1,308,062

72,501

4,329,008

847,063

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Male ............................................................
Female ........................................................

41.4
58.6

28.6
71.4

42.5
57.5

40.9
59.1

63.4
36.6

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

1.9
3.8
4.6
2.6
3.5
7.1
11.5
13.8
13.6
6.7
7.9
8.0
6.5
8.3

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
16.0
25.4
24.5
34.0

...
...
...
...
5.6
11.4
15.9
17.1
15.6
8.0
7.4
6.7
4.9
7.4

...
...
...
...
5.2
10.6
17.1
20.7
20.4
10.1
7.0
4.3
2.4
2.2

15.1
29.1
35.9
19.9
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Male
Total number ....................................

2,711,212

374,432

30,848

1,768,589

537,343

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

2.7
5.9
7.3
3.9
4.8
9.0
13.4
14.3
12.1
5.8
6.3
6.0
4.3
4.2

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
19.6
29.4
24.9
26.0

...
...
...
...
7.0
14.2
19.5
18.7
14.6
7.1
6.1
4.9
3.6
4.2

...
...
...
...
7.2
13.6
20.1
21.6
18.2
8.7
5.4
2.9
1.2
.9

13.6
29.8
36.8
19.7
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Female
Total number ....................................

3,845,422

933,630

41,653

2,560,419

309,720

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

1.4
2.2
2.8
1.6
2.5
5.7
10.2
13.5
14.8
7.4
9.1
9.4
8.1
11.2

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
14.6
23.8
24.4
37.2

...
...
...
...
4.6
9.3
13.2
15.9
16.4
8.6
8.4
8.0
5.9
9.8

...
...
...
...
3.8
8.5
15.1
20.0
21.9
11.0
8.2
5.4
3.1
3.1

17.6
27.8
34.3
20.3
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

1 Includes

recipients not distributed by sex.

CONTACT: Arthur Kahn (410) 965-0186 for further information.

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Table 7.E4.—Number and percentage distribution of persons with representative payees receiving federally administered
payments, by category and age, December 1999
Number

Total

With
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

6,556,634

2,205,124

1,308,062
79,291
5,169,281
847,262
3,691,206
2,018,166

Category and age
Total .........................................................................
Category:
Aged ................................................................................
Blind ................................................................................
Disabled ..........................................................................
Age:
Under 18..........................................................................
18–64 ..............................................................................
65 or older .......................................................................

Percentage distribution

Total

With
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

4,351,510

100.0

33.6

66.4

49,080
18,156
2,137,888

1,258,982
61,135
3,031,393

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.8
22.9
41.4

96.2
77.1
58.6

845,491
1,208,432
151,201

1,572
2,482,538
1,867,400

100.0
100.0
100.0

99.8
32.7
7.5

.2
67.3
92.5

CONTACT: Arthur Kahn (410) 965-0186 for further information.

Table 7.E5.—Number and percentage distribution of persons receiving federally administered payments, by category, age,
and living arrangement, December 1999
Category

Age

Total

Aged

Blind 2

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

Total number.............................................................

6,556,634

1,308,062

79,291

5,169,281

847,063

3,690,970

2,018,601

Total percent .............................................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Own household..................................................................
Another’s household ..........................................................
Institutional care covered by Medicaid...............................

93.7
4.1
2.2

91.0
7.0
2.0

92.3
5.1
2.6

94.4
3.4
2.2

95.6
3.0
1.3

94.3
3.8
1.9

91.9
5.1
3.0

Living

arrangement 1

1 As defined for determination of federal SSI payment
2 Includes 19,200 persons aged 65 or older.
3 Includes 690,400 persons aged 65 or older.

Disabled 3

standards.

CONTACT: Arthur Kahn (410) 965-0186 for further information.

Table 7.E6.—Number of noncitizens receiving federally administered payments as a percent of SSI recipients, by
category, 1982–99
Total

Aged

Blind and disabled

Noncitizens

Percent of
total SSI

Noncitizens

Percent of
total SSI

Noncitizens

Percent of
total SSI

1982.................................................................................
1983.................................................................................
1984.................................................................................
1985.................................................................................

127,900
151,200
181,100
210,800

3.3
3.9
4.5
5.1

91,900
106,600
127,600
146,500

5.9
7.0
8.3
9.7

36,000
44,600
53,500
64,300

1.6
1.9
2.1
2.4

1986.................................................................................
1987.................................................................................
1988.................................................................................
1989.................................................................................

244,300
282,500
320,300
370,300

5.7
6.4
7.2
8.1

165,300
188,000
213,900
245,700

11.2
12.9
14.9
17.1

79,000
94,500
106,400
124,600

2.8
3.2
3.5
4.0

1990.................................................................................
1991.................................................................................
1992.................................................................................
1993.................................................................................
1994.................................................................................

435,600
519,660
601,430
683,150
738,140

9.0
10.2
10.8
11.4
11.7

282,400
329,690
372,930
416,420
440,000

19.4
22.5
25.4
28.2
30.0

153,200
189,970
228,500
266,730
298,140

4.6
5.2
5.6
5.9
6.2

1995.................................................................................
1996.................................................................................
1997.................................................................................
1998.................................................................................
1999.................................................................................

785,410
724,990
650,830
669,630
684,930

12.1
11.0
10.0
10.2
10.4

459,220
417,360
367,200
364,980
368,330

31.8
29.5
27.0
27.4
28.2

326,190
307,630
283,630
304,650
316,600

6.3
5.9
5.5
5.8
6.0

December

CONTACT: Lenna D. Kennedy (410) 965-9846 for further information.

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