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Table 5. Number and Membership of State Public
Employee Retirement Systems by State: Fiscal Year 2009
 
Source: 2009 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 17,436,114 13,087,349 4,348,765 6,808,000
Alabama 4 261,339 232,966 28,373 106,361
Alaska 4 52,372 43,719 8,653 34,714
Arizona 4 490,263 258,627 231,636 116,082
Arkansas 6 160,848 132,329 28,519 66,097
California 5 1,920,900 1,396,440 524,460 779,637
Colorado 2 360,728 201,524 159,204 87,174
Connecticut 6 125,188 112,835 12,353 83,002
Delaware 1 44,795 42,878 1,917 23,286
Florida 1 651,824 572,887 78,937 304,610
Georgia 9 581,211 365,274 215,937 140,046
Hawaii 1 72,436 66,589 5,847 36,271
Idaho 2 77,937 67,862 10,075 32,268
Illinois 6 801,683 491,283 310,400 292,907
Indiana 8 290,992 229,330 61,662 109,175
Iowa 4 205,115 172,465 32,650 94,226
Kansas 1 197,822 156,073 41,749 71,268
Kentucky 6 326,728 221,130 105,598 135,907
Louisiana 14 301,930 213,187 88,743 139,493
Maine 1 58,249 50,477 7,772 35,368
Maryland 2 254,931 202,537 52,394 117,331
Massachusetts 13 248,252 207,224 41,028 119,011
Michigan 6 371,760 344,094 27,666 243,675
Minnesota 8 505,070 286,153 218,917 155,159
Mississippi 4 294,541 167,901 126,640 79,085
Missouri 10 280,721 229,472 51,249 123,832
Montana 9 74,371 53,350 21,021 32,687
Nebraska 5 86,903 63,069 23,834 15,970
Nevada 2 117,069 105,462 11,607 42,207
New Hampshire 2 57,831 51,087 6,744 24,549
New Jersey 7 595,443 524,107 71,336 247,461
New Mexico 5 155,286 122,026 33,260 57,782
New York 2 960,402 841,361 119,041 500,134
North Carolina 6 626,847 491,608 135,239 210,030
North Dakota 2 34,702 29,650 5,052 13,606
Ohio 5 1,260,690 696,160 564,530 396,276
Oklahoma 6 166,549 152,429 14,120 87,698
Oregon 1 214,465 171,068 43,397 108,222
Pennsylvania 3 512,134 392,889 119,245 285,831
Rhode Island 1 29,897 24,933 4,964 20,905
South Carolina 4 386,230 219,582 166,648 116,327
South Dakota 2 52,582 38,596 13,986 20,075
Tennessee 1 244,040 213,276 30,764 107,702
Texas 7 1,559,639 1,351,195 208,444 457,736
Utah 6 139,856 106,261 33,595 42,138
Vermont 3 33,109 25,427 7,682 12,244
Virginia 1 380,194 346,929 33,265 141,746
Washington 6 277,094 238,867 38,227 124,076
West Virginia 1 73,787 56,506 17,281 52,077
Wisconsin 1 413,029 265,721 147,308 144,033
Wyoming 6 46,330 40,534 5,796 20,503

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