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401k Score Board

On a daily basis, non-profit 401k Census (www.401kcensus.com) "blind samples" investment and contribution data extracted from many thousands of 401k investor accounts. This data is analyzed and quantified, and the results posted in this website. As of today:

  • The 12-month moving average age of the 401k participant is 46.0 years old.
  • The 12-month moving average individual 401k participant account is valued at $50,766
  • The 12-month moving average contribution is $602 per month
  • The average number of 401k investments choices is 2.0

The top ten 401k investment categories in use by 401k investors across all plans sampled:

  • Self-Directed Brokerage Account   26%
  • Large Growth   9%
  • Large Blend   9%
  • Large Value   6%
  • Foreign Large Blend   4%
  • Small Blend   4%
  • Mid-Cap Value   4%
  • Intermediate-Term Bond   4%
  • Money Market Fund   3%
  • Target Date 2021-2025   3%
The following international topics are addressed:
Global Treads is Retirement Savings Programs
Ongoing Pension Trade Association-funded Research Programs