Oregon cities rank high on social security dependence

Oregon cities rank high on social security dependence

Four Oregon cities rank in the top 40 on a list ranking the number of households receiving social security checks.

Of the 942 metro areas included in a Business Journal On Numbers analysis:

  • Brookings ranked No. 10, with 46.3 percent of households receiving social security checks and an annual social security income of $16,195.
  • Grants Pass ranked No. 26, with 43 percent of households receiving social security checks and an annual social security income of $15,333.
  • Coos Bay ranked No. 34, with 42 percent of households receiving social security checks and an annual social security income of $15,625.
  • Roseburg ranked No. 38, with 41.2 percent of households receiving social security checks and an annual social security income of $15,707.
  • Portland ranked No. 857, with 23.1 percent of household receiving social security checks and an annual social security income of $15,961.

More than 31 million households receive Social Security income, accounting for 27.5 percent of all American homes. The median payment is $15,495 per year.

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