California Social Security

How does California rank for social security payments?

California ranks 4th out of 50 states for lowest Social Security dollars per capita at $1,636.17. The study is based on a total of 38,982,847 Californians who received a reported $63,782,377,800 in Social Security Payments in the past year.

California Social Security Payments By County

California County Social Security Comparison

California Social Security Received Map

Social Security Received By County

The percentage of households receiving social security in California varies by county.

Applying For Social Security in California

How do I apply for Social Security Benefits in California?

Social Security Benefits are administered by the Federal government, and are available to citizens of all states including California. There are 17 government social security benefits that you may apply for as a resident of California.

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pension Insurance
Social Security Child's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Disabled Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Disabled Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Social Security Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse's Benefits
Social Security Lump Sum Death Payment
Social Security Medicare Program
Social Security Medicare Savings Program
Social Security Mother's or Father's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Parent's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits
Social Security Special Benefits for Qualified WWII Veterans
Social Security Spouse's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)

California Social Security Payments by City Statistics

How do the per capita social security payments compare across the largest cities in California?

City Payments Details

Anaheim

$1,190.68

Anaheim ranks 203rd of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. Anaheim residents received $415,557,100 in social security payments in the past year.

Bakersfield

$1,250.69

Bakersfield ranks 245th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. Bakersfield residents received $466,108,000 in social security payments in the past year.

Fresno

$1,297.21

Fresno ranks 260th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. Fresno residents received $673,297,800 in social security payments in the past year.

Long Beach

$1,251.17

Long Beach ranks 246th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. Long Beach residents received $588,663,000 in social security payments in the past year.

Los Angeles

$1,241.42

Los Angeles ranks 236th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. Los Angeles residents received $4,903,349,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Oakland

$1,409.75

Oakland ranks 314th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. Oakland residents received $588,490,000 in social security payments in the past year.

Sacramento

$1,545.05

Sacramento ranks 364th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. Sacramento residents received $756,535,900 in social security payments in the past year.

San Diego

$1,450.61

San Diego ranks 325th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. San Diego residents received $2,017,755,300 in social security payments in the past year.

San Francisco

$1,664.51

San Francisco ranks 420th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. San Francisco residents received $1,438,573,100 in social security payments in the past year.

San Jose

$1,336.24

San Jose ranks 278th of 1018 among cities in California with the lowest social security payments. San Jose residents received $1,367,014,800 in social security payments in the past year.

Research & Reports

Social Security Statistics

How does California compare nationally? See which states receive the most social security payments.

We breakdown over 3,000 counties nationwide and rank states with the most and least social security payments given to residents.

Social Security Statistics

Food Stamp Recipients in California

Which areas receive the most food stamp public assistance in California? We breakdown food stamps by city and county statewide and rank communities with the most and least food and nutrional supplements given to residents.

California Food Stamp Statistics

California Poverty Statistics

Which areas have the highest rate of poverty in California? We breakdown the poverty rate by city and county across California and rank communities with the highest and lowest concentrations of residents living below the poverty line.

California Poverty Statistics

Benefits in California

2018 California Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for California in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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