Sterling ranks 35th in total OASDI beneficiaries in Illinois in 2018


There were 27,445 OASDI beneficiaries in Sterling in 2018, ranking it 35th in Illinois, 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 Illinois.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Beneficiaries
1
Joliet
127,885
2
Mount Prospect
120,010
3
Waukegan
108,005
4
Aurora
92,310
5
Chicago Heights
88,290
6
Rockford
82,475
7
Elgin
80,630
8
Chicago, South
77,475
9
Springfield
72,400
10
Bloomingdale
65,670
11
Peoria
58,305
12
Woodstock
58,120
13
Chicago, Northwest
54,175
14
Woodridge
54,060
15
East St. Louis
52,520
16
Chicago, North
51,305
17
Chicago, Southeast
50,265
18
Hillside
48,550
19
Rock Island
47,565
20
Chicago, Southwest Suburban
45,935
21
Champaign
44,520
22
Alton
42,275
23
Belleville
41,505
24
Bloomington
38,855
25
Decatur
38,410
26
North Riverside
36,880
27
Pekin
34,845
28
Peru
34,700
29
Evanston
34,285
30
Chicago, Loop
33,685
31
Chicago, West
32,875
32
Quincy
32,700
33
Carbondale
31,240
34
Kankakee
30,115
35
Sterling
27,445
36
Chicago, Near Northwest
25,670
37
West Frankfort
25,465
38
Mount Vernon
25,015
39
Harrisburg
23,960
40
Danville
23,090
41
Chicago, East
22,545
42
Effingham
20,480
43
Litchfield
19,860
44
Freeport
18,915
45
Galesburg
17,775
46
Chicago, Back of the Yards
15,025
47
Vincennes, IN
14,960
48
Chicago, Lawndale
9,085
49
Hammond, IN
6,690
50
Terre Haute, IN
4,025

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