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Happy Mothers Day


The US Census Bureau recently compiled a 4 page PDF report about moms and Mother’s Day. Here are some of the highlights:

Motherhood and Children:

* 80.5 million number of mothers in the United States
* 55% percent of 15 to 44 year olds who are mothers
* 81% perecent of 40 to 44 year olds who are mothers. In 1976 this number was 90%.
* 2.1 the number of children women have in their lifetime. In Utah the number is 2.5, and in many northeast states the number is as low as 1.7.
* 10.4 million the number of single moms with children under 18. 3.4 million in 1970
* 61% & 81% percentage of children of maried couples under 6 who eat breakfast and dinner with their mothers every day
* 4.1 million the number of 2005 births in the US. 414,406 were from teen mothers, while 111,190 were from mothers above 40.
* 25.2 the average age of women giving their first child
* 40% percentage of births that are the first child. 32% second, 17% third, 11% fourth or more
* 35,578 the number of 2004 births outside hospitals
* 1:31 the odds of delivering twins

Working and Raising Children:

* 5.6 million the number of stay at home moms in 2006
* 55% percentage of moms with infant children in the work force in 2004. Down from an all time high of 59% in 1998.
* 729,040 number of child care centers across the US

Shopping for Mom:

* 21,667 the number of florist establishments in the US in 2004
* 12,454 number of perfume, comsetics, and beauty supplies stores in the US in 2004
* 28,772 number of US jewelry stores in 2004

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