Social Security--Beneficiaries, Annual Payments, and Average Monthly Benefit, and by State and Other

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 529):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 98 rows and 15 columns.

Number of beneficiaries in current-payment status (26,229 represents 26,229,000) and average monthly benefit as of December. Data based on 10-percent sample of administrative records. See also headnote, Table 528, and Appendix III


  1. Includes special benefits for persons aged 72 and over not insured
    under regular or transitional provisions of Social Security Act.
  2. Unnegotiated checks not deducted.
    Through 1997 includes lump-sum payments to survivors of deceased workers.
  3. Excludes persons with special benefits.
  4. Nondisabled only.
  5. Includes those with state or area unknown.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.