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Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data

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The Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets, and membership information for the defined benefit public pension systems. Data are shown for individual pension systems as well as at the national, state, and local level. There were 227 state-administered and 3,771 locally-administered defined benefit public pension systems, all of which are represented here.

The 2012 survey covered fiscal years that ended between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 and does not reflect data for the entire calendar year of 2012.

Current Forms and Information Collected


2012 Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Data

Summary Report (forthcoming) [PDF, 21KB]



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Table Description
All Data of State and Local Pension Systems
1 National Summary of State and Local Pension Systems
2 Revenues of State and Local Pension Systems
3 Expenditures of State and Local Pension Systems
4 Cash and Investments of State and Local Pension Systems
5 Membership of State and Local Pension Systems


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Data | 1 (888) 529-1963 | govs.pensions@census.gov |  Last Revised: August 08, 2014