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Mother’s Day: By the Numbers

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on May 10, 2013 at 6:21 am |
May 6, 2013 1:28 pm

Mother’s Day in the USA: 2013

1908: In West Virginia, the year Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day.
$168.94: Average that will be spent on each mother in 2013, up 11 percent from 2012.
$20.7 billion: Total amount spent for the holiday.
$769 million: Will be spent on greeting cards.
$3.5 billion: Will be spent on brunch or dinner.
$2.3 billion: Will be spent on flowers.
14.2: Percent of the population who do not celebrate the holiday.
4.1 million: Women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave birth in the past 12 months.
53: Percent of 15- to 44-year-old women who were mothers in 2010.
20: Percent of all women age 15 to 44 who have had two children.
25.4: Average age of women in 2010 when they gave birth for the first time, up from 25.2 years in 2009.
1, 1: Place of Jacob and Sophia among names given newborn boys and girls respectively in 2011.
5 million: Stay-at-home moms in 2012.
827,907: Child care centers nationwide in 2010.
10.3 million: Single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2012, up from 3.4 million in 1970.
5.9 million: Custodial mothers who were owed child support in 2009.
36: Percent of births in the past 12 months that were to women age 15 to 50 who were unmarried.

Source: National Retail Federation; U.S. Census Bureau

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