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 2017, by state

    • Value of retirement savings in the U.S. 2017, by gender

    • Retirement readiness index score in the U.S. 2012-2017

    • Forecast number of military retirees in the U.S. 2018-2028

  • 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. 2018

    • Share of retirement account assets managed by mutual funds in the U.S. 1995-2017

    • Share of saved income sufficient to live comfortably in retirement in the U.S. 2017

    • Share of adults contributing to retirement savings accounts in U.S. 2018

  • 4. Miscellaneous
    • Sources of information for retirement saving in U.S. 2016

    • Reasons for starting to save for retirement in the U.S. 2017

    • Reasons for working in retirement in the U.S. 2017

    • Worker confidence about financial preparation for retirement in the U.S. 2017

    • Worker confidence about having enough money in retirement in the U.S. 2018

    • Share of large U.S. firms offering retiree health benefits 2000-2018

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