U.S. Pension Tracker

Joe Nation, Ph.D.

Project Director
Stanford Institute for
Economic Policy Research

The Bottom 25% (Lowest quartile) indicates relatively lower unfunded liabilities. The Top 25% (Highest quartile) indicates relatively higher unfunded liabilities. Metrics reflect the Fiscal Year selected. Agencies reported as NA or agencies for which we do not have geographic locations are excluded from calculations. See Glossary for additional information.

Data reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the most recent available.

Delaware, All State and Local Systems

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Assets, Liabilities and Unfunded Liabilities

Variable 2016 2017 2018
Market Liability (thousands) $20,099,993 $21,446,963 $20,772,216
Value of Assets (thousands) $10,130,199 $10,806,322 $11,031,388
Market Pension Debt (thousands) $9,969,794 $10,640,641 $9,740,828
Market Discount Rate 3.00% 3.00% 3.25%
Actuarial Liability (thousands) $11,954,946 $12,769,282 $13,063,649
Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands) $1,824,747 $1,962,960 $2,032,261
Assumed Rate of Return 7.20% 7.19% 7.00%
  • Variable

    Market Liability (thousands)

    • 2018

      $20,772,216

    • 2017

      $21,446,963

    • 2016

      $20,099,993

    • 2015

      $18,384,843

    • 2014

      $19,199,896

    • 2013

      $17,422,830

    • 2012

      $18,535,224

    • 2011

      $15,284,079

    • 2010

      $14,918,610

    • 2009

      $13,501,369

    • 2008

      $12,440,041


  • Variable

    Value of Assets (thousands)

    • 2018

      $11,031,388

    • 2017

      $10,806,322

    • 2016

      $10,130,199

    • 2015

      $10,100,417

    • 2014

      $9,770,765

    • 2013

      $8,603,167

    • 2012

      $8,003,813

    • 2011

      $8,137,390

    • 2010

      $6,799,736

    • 2009

      $6,267,391

    • 2008

      $7,586,640


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2018

      $9,740,828

    • 2017

      $10,640,641

    • 2016

      $9,969,794

    • 2015

      $8,284,426

    • 2014

      $9,429,131

    • 2013

      $8,819,663

    • 2012

      $10,531,411

    • 2011

      $7,146,689

    • 2010

      $8,118,874

    • 2009

      $7,233,978

    • 2008

      $4,853,401


  • Variable

    Market Discount Rate

    • 2018

      3.25%

    • 2017

      3.00%

    • 2016

      3.00%

    • 2015

      3.25%

    • 2014

      3.00%

    • 2013

      3.20%

    • 2012

      2.50%

    • 2011

      4.00%

    • 2010

      3.70%

    • 2009

      4.20%

    • 2008

      4.50%


  • Variable

    Actuarial Liability (thousands)

    • 2018

      $13,063,649

    • 2017

      $12,769,282

    • 2016

      $11,954,946

    • 2015

      $11,286,269

    • 2014

      $10,551,192

    • 2013

      $9,905,150

    • 2012

      $9,515,102

    • 2011

      $9,011,009

    • 2010

      $8,504,118

    • 2009

      $8,232,090

    • 2008

      $7,843,633


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2018

      $2,032,261

    • 2017

      $1,962,960

    • 2016

      $1,824,747

    • 2015

      $1,185,852

    • 2014

      $780,427

    • 2013

      $1,301,983

    • 2012

      $1,511,289

    • 2011

      $873,620

    • 2010

      $1,704,382

    • 2009

      $1,964,699

    • 2008

      $256,993


  • Variable

    Assumed Rate of Return

    • 2018

      7.00%

    • 2017

      7.19%

    • 2016

      7.20%

    • 2015

      7.20%

    • 2014

      7.50%

    • 2013

      7.50%

    • 2012

      7.50%

    • 2011

      8.00%

    • 2010

      8.00%

    • 2009

      8.00%

    • 2008

      8.00%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Funded Ratios

Variable 2016 2017 2018
Market Funded Ratio 50.4% 50.4% 53.1%
Actuarial Funded Ratio 84.7% 84.6% 84.4%
  • Variable

    Market Funded Ratio

    • 2018

      53.1%

    • 2017

      50.4%

    • 2016

      50.4%

    • 2015

      54.9%

    • 2014

      50.9%

    • 2013

      49.4%

    • 2012

      43.2%

    • 2011

      53.2%

    • 2010

      45.6%

    • 2009

      46.4%

    • 2008

      61.0%


  • Variable

    Actuarial Funded Ratio

    • 2018

      84.4%

    • 2017

      84.6%

    • 2016

      84.7%

    • 2015

      89.5%

    • 2014

      92.6%

    • 2013

      86.9%

    • 2012

      84.1%

    • 2011

      90.3%

    • 2010

      80.0%

    • 2009

      76.1%

    • 2008

      96.7%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

State Demographics

Variable 2016 2017 2018
Population 952,065 964,433 968,486
Households 351,085 356,457 359,841
  • Variable

    Population

    • 2018

      968,486

    • 2017

      964,433

    • 2016

      952,065

    • 2015

      945,934

    • 2014

      935,968

    • 2013

      925,353

    • 2012

      916,881

    • 2011

      907,829

    • 2010

      899,731

    • 2009

      891,730

    • 2008

      883,874


  • Variable

    Households

    • 2018

      359,841

    • 2017

      356,457

    • 2016

      351,085

    • 2015

      353,467

    • 2014

      349,743

    • 2013

      339,071

    • 2012

      340,308

    • 2011

      333,192

    • 2010

      328,765

    • 2009

      327,252

    • 2008

      328,654


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Budget & Revenue

Variable 2016 2017 2018
State General Fund Expenditures (thousands) $3,914,000 $4,106,000 $4,118,000
State Total Expenditures (thousands) $10,240,000 $10,675,000 $10,846,700
State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands) $3,945,000 $4,013,000 $4,393,000
  • Variable

    State General Fund Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2018

      $4,118,000

    • 2017

      $4,106,000

    • 2016

      $3,914,000

    • 2015

      $3,832,000

    • 2014

      $3,794,000

    • 2013

      $3,659,000

    • 2012

      $3,592,000

    • 2011

      $3,271,000

    • 2010

      $3,077,000

    • 2009

      $3,296,000

    • 2008

      $3,422,000


  • Variable

    State Total Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2018

      $10,846,700

    • 2017

      $10,675,000

    • 2016

      $10,240,000

    • 2015

      $9,769,000

    • 2014

      $9,608,000

    • 2013

      $9,162,000

    • 2012

      $8,942,000

    • 2011

      $8,412,000

    • 2010

      $8,720,000

    • 2009

      $8,741,000

    • 2008

      $8,621,000


  • Variable

    State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands)

    • 2018

      $4,393,000

    • 2017

      $4,013,000

    • 2016

      $3,945,000

    • 2015

      $3,955,000

    • 2014

      $3,573,000

    • 2013

      $3,730,000

    • 2012

      $3,359,000

    • 2011

      $3,531,000

    • 2010

      $3,235,000

    • 2009

      $3,148,000

    • 2008

      $3,357,000


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Unfunded Liability Metrics

Variable 2016 2017 2018
Market Pension Debt/Household $28,397 $29,851 $27,070
Market Pension Debt/Capita $10,472 $11,033 $10,058
Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 2.55 2.59 2.37
Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 0.97 1.00 0.90
Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 2.53 2.65 2.22
Actuarial Pension Debt/Household $5,197 $5,507 $5,648
Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita $1,917 $2,035 $2,098
Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 0.47 0.48 0.49
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 0.18 0.18 0.19
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 0.46 0.49 0.46
  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Household

    • 2018

      $27,070

    • 2017

      $29,851

    • 2016

      $28,397

    • 2015

      $23,438

    • 2014

      $26,960

    • 2013

      $26,011

    • 2012

      $30,947

    • 2011

      $21,449

    • 2010

      $24,695

    • 2009

      $22,105

    • 2008

      $14,768


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2018

      $10,058

    • 2017

      $11,033

    • 2016

      $10,472

    • 2015

      $8,758

    • 2014

      $10,074

    • 2013

      $9,531

    • 2012

      $11,486

    • 2011

      $7,872

    • 2010

      $9,024

    • 2009

      $8,112

    • 2008

      $5,491


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2018

      2.37

    • 2017

      2.59

    • 2016

      2.55

    • 2015

      2.16

    • 2014

      2.49

    • 2013

      2.41

    • 2012

      2.93

    • 2011

      2.18

    • 2010

      2.64

    • 2009

      2.19

    • 2008

      1.42


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2018

      0.90

    • 2017

      1.00

    • 2016

      0.97

    • 2015

      0.85

    • 2014

      0.98

    • 2013

      0.96

    • 2012

      1.18

    • 2011

      0.85

    • 2010

      0.93

    • 2009

      0.83

    • 2008

      0.56


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2018

      2.22

    • 2017

      2.65

    • 2016

      2.53

    • 2015

      2.09

    • 2014

      2.64

    • 2013

      2.36

    • 2012

      3.14

    • 2011

      2.02

    • 2010

      2.51

    • 2009

      2.30

    • 2008

      1.45


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Household

    • 2018

      $5,648

    • 2017

      $5,507

    • 2016

      $5,197

    • 2015

      $3,355

    • 2014

      $2,231

    • 2013

      $3,840

    • 2012

      $4,441

    • 2011

      $2,622

    • 2010

      $5,184

    • 2009

      $6,004

    • 2008

      $782


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2018

      $2,098

    • 2017

      $2,035

    • 2016

      $1,917

    • 2015

      $1,254

    • 2014

      $834

    • 2013

      $1,407

    • 2012

      $1,648

    • 2011

      $962

    • 2010

      $1,894

    • 2009

      $2,203

    • 2008

      $291


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2018

      0.49

    • 2017

      0.48

    • 2016

      0.47

    • 2015

      0.31

    • 2014

      0.21

    • 2013

      0.36

    • 2012

      0.42

    • 2011

      0.27

    • 2010

      0.55

    • 2009

      0.60

    • 2008

      0.08


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2018

      0.19

    • 2017

      0.18

    • 2016

      0.18

    • 2015

      0.12

    • 2014

      0.08

    • 2013

      0.14

    • 2012

      0.17

    • 2011

      0.10

    • 2010

      0.20

    • 2009

      0.22

    • 2008

      0.03


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2018

      0.46

    • 2017

      0.49

    • 2016

      0.46

    • 2015

      0.30

    • 2014

      0.22

    • 2013

      0.35

    • 2012

      0.45

    • 2011

      0.25

    • 2010

      0.53

    • 2009

      0.62

    • 2008

      0.08


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

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