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) 2017, the most recent available.

Kansas, All State and Local Systems

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Assets, Liabilities and Unfunded Liabilities

Variable 2015 2016 2017
Market Liability (thousands) $51,286,577 $55,771,706 $54,113,590
Value of Assets (thousands) $18,606,666 $19,501,497 $21,590,550
Market Pension Debt (thousands) $32,679,910 $36,270,208 $32,523,040
Market Discount Rate 3.25% 3.00% 3.00%
Actuarial Liability (thousands) $28,580,227 $30,115,427 $31,037,036
Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands) $9,973,561 $10,613,930 $9,446,486
Assumed Rate of Return 8.00% 8.00% 7.50%
  • Variable

    Market Liability (thousands)

    • 2017

      $54,113,590

    • 2016

      $55,771,706

    • 2015

      $51,286,577

    • 2014

      $53,114,962

    • 2013

      $50,112,548

    • 2012

      $53,695,030

    • 2011

      $42,337,353

    • 2010

      $41,384,918

    • 2009

      $38,444,582

    • 2008

      $34,499,225


  • Variable

    Value of Assets (thousands)

    • 2017

      $21,590,550

    • 2016

      $19,501,497

    • 2015

      $18,606,666

    • 2014

      $17,765,560

    • 2013

      $17,277,698

    • 2012

      $15,167,405

    • 2011

      $13,775,544

    • 2010

      $13,944,323

    • 2009

      $13,034,777

    • 2008

      $10,662,971


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2017

      $32,523,040

    • 2016

      $36,270,208

    • 2015

      $32,679,910

    • 2014

      $35,349,402

    • 2013

      $32,834,850

    • 2012

      $38,527,625

    • 2011

      $28,561,809

    • 2010

      $27,440,595

    • 2009

      $25,409,805

    • 2008

      $23,836,254


  • Variable

    Market Discount Rate

    • 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)

    • 2017

      $31,037,036

    • 2016

      $30,115,427

    • 2015

      $28,580,227

    • 2014

      $27,353,030

    • 2013

      $26,697,756

    • 2012

      $25,830,667

    • 2011

      $24,960,764

    • 2010

      $23,590,818

    • 2009

      $23,440,532

    • 2008

      $21,752,282


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2017

      $9,446,486

    • 2016

      $10,613,930

    • 2015

      $9,973,561

    • 2014

      $9,587,470

    • 2013

      $9,420,058

    • 2012

      $10,663,262

    • 2011

      $11,185,220

    • 2010

      $9,646,495

    • 2009

      $10,405,755

    • 2008

      $11,089,311


  • Variable

    Assumed Rate of Return

    • 2017

      7.50%

    • 2016

      8.00%

    • 2015

      8.00%

    • 2014

      8.00%

    • 2013

      8.00%

    • 2012

      8.00%

    • 2011

      8.00%

    • 2010

      8.00%

    • 2009

      8.00%

    • 2008

      8.00%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Funded Ratios

Variable 2015 2016 2017
Market Funded Ratio 36.3% 35.0% 39.9%
Actuarial Funded Ratio 65.1% 64.8% 69.6%
  • Variable

    Market Funded Ratio

    • 2017

      39.9%

    • 2016

      35.0%

    • 2015

      36.3%

    • 2014

      33.5%

    • 2013

      34.5%

    • 2012

      28.3%

    • 2011

      32.5%

    • 2010

      33.7%

    • 2009

      33.9%

    • 2008

      30.9%


  • Variable

    Actuarial Funded Ratio

    • 2017

      69.6%

    • 2016

      64.8%

    • 2015

      65.1%

    • 2014

      65.0%

    • 2013

      64.7%

    • 2012

      58.7%

    • 2011

      55.2%

    • 2010

      59.1%

    • 2009

      55.6%

    • 2008

      49.0%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

State Demographics

Variable 2015 2016 2017
Population 2,916,222 2,905,116 2,913,123
Households 1,114,522 1,109,927 1,128,983
  • Variable

    Population

    • 2017

      2,913,123

    • 2016

      2,905,116

    • 2015

      2,916,222

    • 2014

      2,902,507

    • 2013

      2,894,630

    • 2012

      2,885,966

    • 2011

      2,869,965

    • 2010

      2,858,949

    • 2009

      1,416,352

    • 2008

      1,404,038


  • Variable

    Households

    • 2017

      1,128,983

    • 2016

      1,109,927

    • 2015

      1,114,522

    • 2014

      1,109,280

    • 2013

      1,113,729

    • 2012

      1,113,911

    • 2011

      1,101,701

    • 2010

      1,101,658

    • 2009

      1,104,976

    • 2008

      1,110,829


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Budget & Revenue

Variable 2015 2016 2017
State General Fund Expenditures (thousands) $6,255,000 $6,203,000 $6,302,300
State Total Expenditures (thousands) $15,445,000 $15,528,000 $15,964,400
State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands) $5,928,000 $5,834,000 $6,339,000
  • Variable

    State General Fund Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2017

      $6,302,300

    • 2016

      $6,203,000

    • 2015

      $6,255,000

    • 2014

      $5,983,000

    • 2013

      $6,146,000

    • 2012

      $6,098,000

    • 2011

      $5,667,000

    • 2010

      $5,268,000

    • 2009

      $6,064,000

    • 2008

      $6,102,000


  • Variable

    State Total Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2017

      $15,964,400

    • 2016

      $15,528,000

    • 2015

      $15,445,000

    • 2014

      $14,723,000

    • 2013

      $13,969,000

    • 2012

      $14,396,000

    • 2011

      $14,685,000

    • 2010

      $14,044,000

    • 2009

      $13,960,000

    • 2008

      $12,689,000


  • Variable

    State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands)

    • 2017

      $6,339,000

    • 2016

      $5,834,000

    • 2015

      $5,928,000

    • 2014

      $5,653,000

    • 2013

      $6,341,000

    • 2012

      $6,413,000

    • 2011

      $5,882,000

    • 2010

      $5,191,000

    • 2009

      $5,589,000

    • 2008

      $5,907,000


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Unfunded Liability Metrics

Variable 2015 2016 2017
Market Pension Debt/Household $29,322 $32,678 $28,807
Market Pension Debt/Capita $11,206 $12,485 $11,164
Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 5.22 5.85 5.16
Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 2.12 2.34 2.04
Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 5.51 6.22 5.13
Actuarial Pension Debt/Household $8,949 $9,563 $8,367
Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita $3,420 $3,654 $3,243
Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 1.59 1.71 1.50
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 0.65 0.68 0.59
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 1.68 1.82 1.49
  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Household

    • 2017

      $28,807

    • 2016

      $32,678

    • 2015

      $29,322

    • 2014

      $31,867

    • 2013

      $29,482

    • 2012

      $34,588

    • 2011

      $25,925

    • 2010

      $24,908

    • 2009

      $22,996

    • 2008

      $21,458


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2017

      $11,164

    • 2016

      $12,485

    • 2015

      $11,206

    • 2014

      $12,179

    • 2013

      $11,343

    • 2012

      $13,350

    • 2011

      $9,952

    • 2010

      $9,598

    • 2009

      $17,940

    • 2008

      $16,977


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2017

      5.16

    • 2016

      5.85

    • 2015

      5.22

    • 2014

      5.91

    • 2013

      5.34

    • 2012

      6.32

    • 2011

      5.04

    • 2010

      5.21

    • 2009

      4.19

    • 2008

      3.91


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2017

      2.04

    • 2016

      2.34

    • 2015

      2.12

    • 2014

      2.40

    • 2013

      2.35

    • 2012

      2.68

    • 2011

      1.94

    • 2010

      1.95

    • 2009

      1.82

    • 2008

      1.88


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2017

      5.13

    • 2016

      6.22

    • 2015

      5.51

    • 2014

      6.25

    • 2013

      5.18

    • 2012

      6.01

    • 2011

      4.86

    • 2010

      5.29

    • 2009

      4.55

    • 2008

      4.04


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Household

    • 2017

      $8,367

    • 2016

      $9,563

    • 2015

      $8,949

    • 2014

      $8,643

    • 2013

      $8,458

    • 2012

      $9,573

    • 2011

      $10,153

    • 2010

      $8,756

    • 2009

      $9,417

    • 2008

      $9,983


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2017

      $3,243

    • 2016

      $3,654

    • 2015

      $3,420

    • 2014

      $3,303

    • 2013

      $3,254

    • 2012

      $3,695

    • 2011

      $3,897

    • 2010

      $3,374

    • 2009

      $7,347

    • 2008

      $7,898


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2017

      1.50

    • 2016

      1.71

    • 2015

      1.59

    • 2014

      1.60

    • 2013

      1.53

    • 2012

      1.75

    • 2011

      1.97

    • 2010

      1.83

    • 2009

      1.72

    • 2008

      1.82


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2017

      0.59

    • 2016

      0.68

    • 2015

      0.65

    • 2014

      0.65

    • 2013

      0.67

    • 2012

      0.74

    • 2011

      0.76

    • 2010

      0.69

    • 2009

      0.75

    • 2008

      0.87


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2017

      1.49

    • 2016

      1.82

    • 2015

      1.68

    • 2014

      1.70

    • 2013

      1.49

    • 2012

      1.66

    • 2011

      1.90

    • 2010

      1.86

    • 2009

      1.86

    • 2008

      1.88


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

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