Iowa Social Security

How does Iowa rank for social security payments?

Iowa ranks 31st out of 50 states for lowest Social Security dollars per capita at $2,335.38. The study is based on a total of 3,118,102 Iowans who received a reported $7,281,949,000 in Social Security Payments in the past year.

Iowa Social Security Payments By County

Iowa County Social Security Comparison

Iowa Social Security Received Map

Social Security Received By County

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

Applying For Social Security in Iowa

How do I apply for Social Security Benefits in Iowa?

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

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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)

Iowa Social Security Payments by City Statistics

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

City Payments Details

Ames

$1,389.81

Ames ranks 18th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Ames residents received $90,344,600 in social security payments in the past year.

Cedar Rapids

$2,118.66

Cedar Rapids ranks 78th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Cedar Rapids residents received $276,124,600 in social security payments in the past year.

Council Bluffs

$2,478.51

Council Bluffs ranks 137th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Council Bluffs residents received $154,453,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Davenport

$2,164.14

Davenport ranks 88th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Davenport residents received $221,322,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Des Moines

$1,718.76

Des Moines ranks 40th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Des Moines residents received $369,152,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Dubuque

$2,469.75

Dubuque ranks 135th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Dubuque residents received $144,258,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Iowa City

$1,421.02

Iowa City ranks 21st of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Iowa City residents received $104,324,500 in social security payments in the past year.

Sioux City

$1,942.73

Sioux City ranks 60th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Sioux City residents received $160,407,300 in social security payments in the past year.

Waterloo

$2,454.20

Waterloo ranks 134th of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. Waterloo residents received $167,244,000 in social security payments in the past year.

West Des Moines

$1,963.84

West Des Moines ranks 62nd of 291 among cities in Iowa with the lowest social security payments. West Des Moines residents received $123,720,000 in social security payments in the past year.

Research & Reports

Social Security Statistics

How does Iowa 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 Iowa

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

Iowa Food Stamp Statistics

Iowa Poverty Statistics

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

Iowa Poverty Statistics

Benefits in Iowa

2018 Iowa 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 Iowa 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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