Raleigh ranks first in total OASDI beneficiaries in North Carolina in 2018


There were 155,040 OASDI beneficiaries in Raleigh in 2018, ranking it first in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina.

Field Offices Ranking by Number of Beneficiaries in North Carolina (2018)

Rank
Field Office
Number of Beneficiaries
1
Raleigh
155,040
2
Charlotte
149,615
3
Greensboro
147,875
4
Asheville
108,785
5
Wilmington
108,675
6
Winston-Salem
101,950
7
Fayetteville
97,100
8
Hickory
92,585
9
Durham
91,455
10
New Bern
79,740
11
Gastonia
68,160
12
Concord
66,500
13
Salisbury
64,035
14
Sanford
56,415
15
Hendersonville
52,140
16
Shelby
44,605
17
Franklin
42,310
18
Greenville
39,690
19
Lumberton
39,115
20
Wilkesboro
38,850
21
Statesville
38,820
22
Goldsboro
37,610
23
Rocky Mount
37,130
24
Henderson
36,025
25
Elizabeth City
34,745
26
Smithfield
30,680
27
Reidsville
30,550
28
Asheboro
29,220
29
Whiteville
22,875
30
Albemarle
22,075
31
Roanoke Rapids
21,660
32
Mount Airy
21,210
33
Washington
20,035
34
Kinston
19,965
35
Wilson
19,330
36
Rockingham
17,275
37
Ahoskie
14,495

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