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Social Security retirement payments

Social Security is the largest Federal program, with gross payments of about $280 billion in 2001. Nonmetro areas received higher per capita payments than metro areas ($1,098 versus $955), with the highest payment levels concentrated in the farming-intensive central portion of the country.

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Federal Funds, by Kathleen Kassel, USDA, Economic Research Service, September 2014