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Table 5. Number and Membership of State Public
Employee Retirement Systems by State: Fiscal Year 2008
 
Source: 2008 Annual Survey of Public Employee Retirement Systems. Data users who create their
own estimates using data from this report should cite the U.S. Census Bureau as the source of the original
data only. The data in this table are based on information from public records and contain no confidential data.
Additional information on sampling error, nonsampling error, and response rates may be
found at http://www.census.gov/govs/retire/how_data_collected.html.

State and level of government Number
of
systems
Membership Total
beneficiaries
receiving
periodic
benefit
payments
Total Active
members
Inactive
members
United States 222 17,215,183 13,073,495 4,141,688 6,468,158
Alabama 4 259,117 231,333 27,784 107,831
Alaska 4 60,599 43,960 16,639 39,978
Arizona 4 485,523 258,949 226,574 109,369
Arkansas 6 157,718 130,775 26,943 57,007
California 5 1,903,103 1,407,842 495,261 806,889
Colorado 2 347,200 198,439 148,761 84,766
Connecticut 6 117,490 114,045 3,445 72,284
Delaware 1 44,656 42,119 2,537 22,450
Florida 1 669,186 590,249 78,937 308,264
Georgia 9 571,215 364,118 207,097 133,834
Hawaii 1 72,436 66,589 5,847 36,301
Idaho 2 76,927 66,836 10,091 30,981
Illinois 6 787,100 483,817 303,283 285,546
Indiana 8 288,153 229,319 58,834 108,083
Iowa 4 237,187 172,576 64,611 92,436
Kansas 1 195,187 153,804 41,383 67,102
Kentucky 6 326,308 224,789 101,519 128,314
Louisiana 14 300,184 213,277 86,907 135,633
Maine 1 68,418 60,225 8,193 35,760
Maryland 2 254,260 201,953 52,307 113,700
Massachusetts 13 249,033 205,484 43,549 115,941
Michigan 6 373,934 346,278 27,656 242,900
Minnesota 8 506,853 286,218 220,635 150,357
Mississippi 4 292,703 166,576 126,127 76,474
Missouri 10 289,915 242,520 47,395 118,413
Montana 9 73,672 52,308 21,364 31,916
Nebraska 5 86,903 63,069 23,834 16,066
Nevada 2 117,794 106,168 11,626 38,489
New Hampshire 2 55,798 51,043 4,755 22,905
New Jersey 7 582,416 511,080 71,336 240,714
New Mexico 5 153,627 120,475 33,152 56,864
New York 2 957,185 896,818 60,367 495,783
North Carolina 6 607,839 508,642 99,197 39,196
North Dakota 2 33,439 28,611 4,828 12,992
Ohio 5 1,196,477 692,210 504,267 381,786
Oklahoma 6 165,672 151,638 14,034 85,109
Oregon 1 213,808 167,452 46,356 106,423
Pennsylvania 3 517,346 390,614 126,732 284,624
Rhode Island 1 42,117 35,274 6,843 23,419
South Carolina 4 378,516 213,938 164,578 112,106
South Dakota 2 52,113 37,707 14,406 19,459
Tennessee 1 246,645 215,645 31,000 103,149
Texas 7 1,482,928 1,284,201 198,727 429,442
Utah 6 134,191 102,009 32,182 40,510
Vermont 3 33,390 25,546 7,844 12,873
Virginia 1 365,887 333,158 32,729 133,119
Washington 6 286,544 245,167 41,377 123,060
West Virginia 1 49,293 35,873 13,420 20,726
Wisconsin 1 401,735 262,856 138,879 137,118
Wyoming 6 45,443 39,903 5,540 19,697

Data Created: February 25, 2011
Data Last Revised: April 22, 2011


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Annual Survey of Public Retirement Systems | 1 (888) 529-1963 | govs.retire@census.gov |  Last Revised: 4/22/11 April 27, 2011