Skip header section
US Census Bureau
People Business Geography Newsroom Subjects A to Z Search@Census
 

Viewable Data

Skip top of page navigation
You are here: Census.govBusiness & IndustryFederal, State, & Local GovernmentsState & Local Public Retirement Systems › Viewable Data
Table 5a. Number and Membership of State and Local Public-
Employee Retirement Systems by State
Fiscal Year 2008
(Thousand Dollars)
 
Source: 2008 Annual Survey of Public-Employee Retirement Systems.
Data users who create their own estimates using data from this report
should cite the U.S. Census Bureau as the source of the original data
only. The data in this table is from a sample of public employee retirement
systems, and as such are subject to sampling variability. Additionally,
the data are subject to coverage, response and processing errors as well
as errors of nonresponse. For more information on the data limitations,
definitions and methodology, see http://www.census.gov/govs/retire/how_data_collected.html.

State and level of government Number
of
systems
Membership Total
beneficiaries
receiving
periodic
benefit
payments
Total Active
members
Inactive
members
United States 2,550 19,101,926 14,709,681 4,392,245 7,744,548
   State 218 17,224,354 13,086,240 4,138,114 6,595,721
   Local 2,332 1,877,572 1,623,441 254,131 1,148,827
      County 160 576,381 482,936 93,445 275,771
      Municipality 1,659 1,150,375 1,006,523 143,851 780,037
      Township 395 38,623 35,106 3,517 21,983
      Special District 106 40,180 36,767 3,413 25,733
      School District 12 72,013 62,109 9,904 45,303
Alabama 11 272,338 244,494 27,844 113,373
Alaska 5 52,227 44,080 8,147 40,617
Arizona 7 499,386 271,826 227,560 115,904
Arkansas 35 158,064 131,055 27,009 58,073
California 59 2,330,989 1,779,729 551,260 1,033,167
Colorado 60 376,148 222,679 153,469 99,526
Connecticut 61 146,109 133,598 12,511 89,704
Delaware 6 46,573 43,918 2,655 24,480
District of Columbia 6 12,436 11,399 1,037 3,591
Florida 162 723,968 640,744 83,224 333,463
Georgia 31 599,042 390,005 209,037 149,020
Hawaii 1 72,436 66,589 5,847 36,260
Idaho 4 76,933 66,842 10,091 31,040
Illinois 370 959,531 627,950 331,581 390,025
Indiana 73 291,464 232,608 58,856 111,917
Iowa 9 237,496 172,821 64,675 91,959
Kansas 8 197,572 155,996 41,576 69,266
Kentucky 21 327,389 225,870 101,519 124,187
Louisiana 33 311,322 221,484 89,838 138,360
Maine 1 59,595 51,402 8,193 34,257
Maryland 13 295,464 240,310 55,154 146,599
Massachusetts 100 379,515 312,878 66,637 183,139
Michigan 138 426,726 393,771 32,954 300,452
Minnesota 88 511,164 293,867 217,298 161,057
Mississippi 4 292,703 166,576 126,127 76,474
Missouri 62 330,751 275,618 55,133 141,239
Montana 9 73,672 52,308 21,364 31,478
Nebraska 13 99,767 74,938 24,829 23,305
Nevada 2 117,794 106,168 11,626 38,197
New Hampshire 4 57,483 52,640 4,843 23,552
New Jersey 10 583,366 512,015 71,351 239,221
New Mexico 5 153,627 120,475 33,152 56,551
New York 9 1,378,378 1,257,961 120,417 767,870
North Carolina 10 609,312 510,093 99,219 202,598
North Dakota 12 35,107 30,206 4,901 13,703
Ohio 6 1,199,602 695,178 504,424 383,430
Oklahoma 12 173,664 159,209 14,455 88,250
Oregon 4 215,474 169,059 46,415 108,358
Pennsylvania 903 631,921 497,917 134,004 359,762
Rhode Island 13 47,374 40,224 7,150 28,532
South Carolina 6 378,679 214,096 164,583 112,298
South Dakota 4 53,214 38,752 14,462 19,901
Tennessee 14 281,184 247,939 33,245 123,978
Texas 48 1,566,136 1,354,081 212,055 450,494
Utah 6 134,191 102,009 32,182 40,510
Vermont 5 34,156 26,312 7,844 13,240
Virginia 14 442,764 393,591 49,173 166,679
Washington 23 301,785 258,512 43,273 131,599
West Virginia 41 76,416 59,082 17,334 48,555
Wisconsin 3 424,075 278,904 145,171 155,887
Wyoming 6 45,443 39,903 5,540 19,453

Data Created: March 23, 2010
Data Last Revised: September 29, 2011


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | State & Local Public Retirement Systems | 1 (888) 529-1963 | govs.retire@census.gov |  Last Revised: May 09, 2011