Retirement saving in the United States

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Statista dossier on retirement saving in the United States

This dossier provides statistical information on retirement saving practices in the United States. It provides an overview of federal retirement funds on a national level then goes on to look at retirement saving behaviour of families on a micro level. It also contains statistics obtained by surveys that aim to show how attitudes towards saving for retirement have been developing and how Americans envisage their twilight years to be.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. - seniors as a percentage of the population 1950-2050

    • U.S. population aged 65 years and over 2018, by state

    • Value of retirement savings in the U.S. 2019, by gender

    • Retirement readiness index score in the U.S. 2012-2019

    • Forecast number of military retirees in the U.S. 2019-2029

    • Savings and investments held by retirees in the U.S. 2018

  • 2. Government retirement plans
    • Financial assets of federal government retirement funds in the U.S. 2000-2017

    • Retirement assets of federal defined benefit plans in the U.S. 2000-2017

    • Financial assets of U.S. state government retirement fund 2000-2017

    • Total assets of retirement defined contribution plans in the U.S. 2000-2017

    • Net purchases of equities by U.S. state & local government retirement funds 2000-2017

    • U.S. state & local government retirement fund corporate & foreign bond purchases 2017

  • 3. Saving patterns
    • Accounts used for retirement savings in the U.S. 2019

    • Expected main source of retirement income in the U.S. 2018

    • Share of retirement account assets managed by mutual funds in the U.S. 1995-2018

    • Share of adults contributing to retirement savings accounts in U.S. 2019

    • Age when Americans started to save for the retirement 2018

    • Opinion of Americans on state of their retirement savings 2018, by ethnicity

  • 4. Miscellaneous
    • Share of large U.S. firms offering retiree health benefits 2000-2019

    • Types of retirement benefits available in the U.S. 2018

    • Methods of assessing retirement savings needed in the U.S. 2018

    • Retiree confidence about having enough money in retirement in the U.S. 2019

    • Retiree confidence about covering basic expenses in retirement in the U.S. 2019

    • Retiree confidence to pay medical expenses in retirement U.S. 2019

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