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  •  Social Security is important in Iowa, (0+ / 0-)

    especially in my county.

    If Carroll County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 7.2 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $59,041,660 in 2009.

    Carroll County is more dependent on Social Security payments than is the rest of the country. Nationally, 5.5 percent of total personal income in 2009 came from Social Security payments. In Iowa, 6.6 percent of all income comes from these payments.

    In Carroll County, 4,690 people receive some form of Social Security payment, either an old-age pension, a survivor benefit or a disability check, according to the Social Security Administration and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Social Security beneficiaries represent 22.7 percent of the total county population.

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