A new study by the Institute for America’s Future shows that rural areas are move heavily dependent on Social Security than urban areas.
Social Security benefits account for 7 percent of rural Ohio’s income, compared with 5.6 percent in urban areas.
Older women in rural Ohio, who make up 7.2 percent of the state’s 1.3 million people, collect Social Security benefits, compared with 6.3 percent of their non-rural counterparts across the country.
Rural Ohio relies more on Social Security benefits because of the dangers of farming, with disability beneficiaries accounting for 2.7 percent in rural areas, compared to 2.4 percent in nonrural areas.
Follow the link to the study if you want to see the report for your state.