Cape Girardeau ranks 16th in total OASDI beneficiaries in Missouri in 2018


There were 30,990 OASDI beneficiaries in Cape Girardeau in 2018, ranking it 16th in Missouri, 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 Missouri.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Beneficiaries
1
Springfield
143,765
2
St. Louis, Southwest
105,945
3
Independence
101,160
4
St. Peters
79,060
5
Kansas City, North
63,960
6
St. Louis, West County
61,810
7
St. Louis, North County
57,910
8
Kansas City, South
47,685
9
St. Louis, Southside
47,170
10
Jefferson City
45,235
11
Joplin
43,665
12
Sedalia
41,880
13
Columbia
41,645
14
Hannibal
32,495
15
St. Joseph
31,715
16
Cape Girardeau
30,990
17
Poplar Bluff
30,960
18
Union
30,920
19
Lebanon
30,625
20
West Plains
29,740
21
Park Hills
29,150
22
Rolla
27,805
23
Nevada
26,030
24
St. Louis, Downtown
18,575
25
Sikeston
15,390
26
Kirksville
14,890
27
Chillicothe
14,740
28
St. Louis, Central West
13,545
29
Maryville
13,200
30
Kennett
12,240
31
Kansas City, Gateway
9,625

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