Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Social Security Quick Facts

The AARP has published a one page overview of Social Security Facts for each of the 50 states. Here are some highlights from the "Social Security: 2011 Florida Quick Facts":
  • Florida ranks 24th in income level among the states.
  • One in five Florida residents receive Social Security.
  • Florida's 65+ population will reach 19% of the state population in 2015.
  • Social Security is responsible for lifting over 35% of retirees from poverty in Florida.
You can access the full report here.  If you are interested in the facts about other states, you can find a list of the fact sheets here.

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