Los Alamos County Residents Receiving Among Highest Social Security Payments In New Mexico

SMARTASSET News:
 
According to research from SmartAsset, a financial technology company, Los Alamos County residents are receiving among the highest annual Social Security payments in New Mexico.
 
The research is a key factor in SmartAsset’s second annual study on Social Security, which also includes cost of living data and taxes as factors in addition to the annual payments. 

Check out the table below to see how the top counties in New Mexico stack up:

 
Rank
County
Cost of Living
Annual Social Security
Social Security Taxed?
Annual Social Security Index
1
Los Alamos, NM
$19,930
$19,290
Yes
74.37
2
Lincoln, NM
$18,418
$18,232
Yes
67.06
3
Catron, NM
$18,537
$18,016
Yes
65.57
4
Sandoval, NM
$19,128
$17,848
Yes
64.41
5
Grant, NM
$18,071
$17,272
Yes
60.43
6
Santa Fe, NM
$20,974
$17,042
Yes
58.84
7
Torrance, NM
$18,026
$16,907
Yes
57.91
8
Sierra, NM
$17,518
$16,879
Yes
57.71
9
Lea, NM
$19,001
$16,873
Yes
57.67
10
Bernalillo, NM
$18,425
$16,868
Yes
57.64
 
The full study results, methodology, and interactive map can be found here: https://smartasset.com/retirement/social-security-calculator?year=2016#New Mexico
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