The annual publication “OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County” was recently released with information as of December 2015.
OASDI is Social Security retirement (old-age), survivors and disability insurance benefits.
From the preface:
“This annual publication focuses on the Social Security beneficiary population—people
receiving Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits—at the local
level. It presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the
amount of benefits paid in each state and county. It also shows the numbers of men and
women aged 65 or older receiving benefits. … “
As of December 2015, approximately 18.7 percent of the entire United States population received a monthly Social Security benefit with about 90.5 percent of people aged 65 or older receiving benefits.
How many people receive Social Security benefits in your state? In your county?
How much money does this bring into your local economy?
Find out here. For a specific state and county as of December 2015, click on the state information. Then scroll down to Table 4 to seen the number of beneficiaries in that state, with individual county data. Scroll down to Table 5 for the dollar amount of benefits involved. Note that amounts are shown in thousands of dollars.