Ames ranks ninth in total OASDI beneficiaries in Iowa in 2018


There were 28,140 OASDI beneficiaries in Ames in 2018, ranking it ninth in Iowa, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) is a program of the Social Security Administration funded primarily through payroll taxes. It was signed into law in 1935 by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The OASDI program aims to supplement a worker's lost wages due to retirement, disability or death of a spouse.

The following table shows cities ranked by number of beneficiaries in Iowa.

Field Offices Ranking by Number of Beneficiaries in Iowa (2018)

Rank
Field Office
Number of Beneficiaries
1
Des Moines
103,360
2
Waterloo
71,770
3
Davenport
58,445
4
Cedar Rapids
57,235
5
Sioux City
40,530
6
Ottumwa
40,480
7
Dubuque
35,330
8
Council Bluffs
28,600
9
Ames
28,140
10
Mason City
27,440
11
Creston
26,855
12
Fort Dodge
25,990
13
Burlington
25,600
14
Coralville
24,950
15
Spencer
22,570
16
Carroll
20,925
17
Marshalltown
8,985

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