Study: Los Alamos County Residents Receive Among Highest Social Security Payments In New Mexico

SMART ASSET 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.
 
Check out the table below to see how the top counties in New Mexico stacked up:
 
Rank
County
Cost of Living
Annual Social Security
Social Security Taxed?
Annual Social Security Index
1
Los Alamos, NM
$19,722
$20,798
Yes
82.20
2
Lincoln, NM
$18,750
$18,908
Yes
71.18
3
Sandoval, NM
$19,218
$18,503
Yes
68.82
4
Catron, NM
$18,606
$18,291
Yes
67.59
5
Santa Fe, NM
$22,206
$18,171
Yes
66.89
6
Rio Arriba, NM
$19,146
$17,647
Yes
63.83
7
Torrance, NM
$19,218
$17,591
Yes
63.50
8
Bernalillo, NM
$19,218
$17,406
Yes
62.43
9
Grant, NM
$18,606
$17,394
Yes
62.36
10
Eddy, NM
$19,338
$17,354
Yes
62.12
 
The research is a key factor in SmartAsset’s annual Social Security study, which also includes cost of living data and taxes as factors in addition to the annual payments.The full study results, methodology, and interactive map can be found here: https://smartasset.com/retirement/social-security-calculator#newmexico.
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