Economic Security
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income

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Source: U.S. Social Security Administration

What does this measure?

The number of people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), per 1,000 residents.

Why is this important?

SSI benefits are intended to meet the basic economic needs of aged (65 and over), blind, and disabled persons with little or no income. This indicator is a measure of the number of needy individuals in the community beyond those who are receiving other forms of public assistance.

How is Westchester County performing?

In 2020, there were 17 SSI recipients per 1,000 residents in Westchester, less than the statewide rate of 30, and nationwide rate of 24. The county's rate grew 4% between 2000 and 2020, while the state rate declined 8%; however, the county rate has remained consistently below the state rate over that timeframe.

Notes about the data

The data do not necessarily reflect the actual number of people eligible for SSI. To receive this benefit, people must apply and be deemed eligible. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

People Receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Westchester County161616161717171718181818191918181818181817
Nassau County121212121212131313131314141412121212121211
Putnam County888888899999998888888
Rockland County181818171718181818181818181916161615151514
New York State323333333333343434353535363633333333323230

Source: U.S. Social Security Administration
Notes: Rates expressed per 1,000 residents.




Number of People Receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Westchester County14,74215,01115,13215,26015,46415,59815,95216,16116,57216,76117,25217,64718,14918,32217,37817,39817,55017,49917,25217,15216,594
Nassau County16,54016,49216,58116,48616,41116,56016,89017,20217,43017,61817,91918,26418,34018,54216,93216,91416,79216,75016,55716,37615,460
Putnam County744739755784785802806852869860862902908940796799801801802805806
Rockland County5,1205,1875,1745,0495,1105,2455,2565,2925,4305,5135,6155,6815,8565,9365,0505,0565,0635,0054,9875,0074,861
New York State616,502621,937624,564623,774625,841633,473640,598647,513656,968666,561680,057689,019696,905698,928653,601648,707644,377637,595628,644621,220601,717

Source: U.S. Social Security Administration








INDICATORS TREND | WESTCHESTER
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0
Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care -1
Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 -1
Decreasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Single Female-Headed Households 0
Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0
Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 1
Increasing
Serious Crimes -1
Decreasing
Victims of Domestic Violence -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households With Internet Access, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households without Vehicles -1
Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Air Quality 1
Increasing
Population Density 0
Maintaining
Water Quality of the Long Island Sound 1
Increasing
Open Space in Westchester County 1
Increasing
Change in Total Population 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Age -1
Decreasing
People with Disabilities 1
Increasing
Language Diversity 1
Increasing
People 65 or Older Living Alone 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs -1
Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Business Ownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty -1
Decreasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Food Insecurity -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Public Assistance 0
Maintaining
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income 1
Increasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden -1
Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households -1
Decreasing
Homelessness, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Homelessness, by Sex 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Student Spending 0
Maintaining
Student Suspensions -1
Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Admission Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Enrollment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Without Health Insurance -1
Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Diabetes Mortality, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*


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