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Iowa reports $1,339,569 in public pension contributions


By Metric Media News Service | Mar 26, 2020

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As of June 2019, Iowa had received $1,339,569 in contributions to its public pension funds, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Public Pensions.

Of that amount, $1,337,647 was in state pension funds, and the remaining $1,922 was in local government pension funds.

The survey includes public pensions sponsored by local and state government entities with employees who are compensated with public funds. The local governments include counties, townships, school districts and special districts.

The data gathered includes revenues, expenditures, financial assets, membership and liabilities information.

Residents in Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming do not pay state income taxes.

The Census Bureau cautions that not all respondents answer all survey questions. Thus, some fields were left blank.

Iowa reported data from 12 pension systems, including 4 state-level pension funds and 8 local-level systems. The total number of pension system members was 245,679 (245,584 at the state level and 95 at the local level).

Contributions to Iowa's public pension funds
Local & State
Employee contributions
Government contributions
State government contributions
Local government contributions
Total Contributions
Source: US Census Bureau

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