U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Mother's Day: May 11, 2014



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U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Mother's Day: May 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The driving

force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances

in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual

celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of

Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914,

when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

How Many Mothers

4.1 million Number of women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave

birth in the past 12 months. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American

Community Survey, Table B13002

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12\_1YR/B13002

35.7% Percentage of births in 2011 that were to unmarried women age 15

to 50. The metro areas with birth rates to unmarried mothers that were

among the highest in the country included Flagstaff, Ariz. (74.6

percent), Greenville, N.C. (69.4 percent), Lima, Ohio (67.5 percent),

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, S.C. (67.4 percent) and

Danville, Va. (67.3 percent). Source: Social and Economic

Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth:

2011, Table 1 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-21.pdf

How Many Children

2,373.5 Decline in total fertility rate or estimated number of total

births per 1,000 women in Utah in 2012 (based on current birth rates

by age), which led the nation. At the other end of the spectrum is

Rhode Island, with a total fertility rate of 1,592.5 births per 1,000

women. Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital

Statistics Reports, Page 66, Table 12

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62\_09.pdf

20% Percentage of all women age 15 to 44 who have had two children.

About 47 percent had no children, 17 percent had one, 10 percent had

three and about 5 percent had four or more. Source: Fertility of

American Women: 2010, Detailed Tables, Table 1

http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010.html

Recent Births

3.953 million Decline in the number of births registered in the United

States in 2012. Of this number, 305,388 were to teens 15 to 19 and

7,157 to women age 45 to 49. Source: National Center for Health

Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62\_09.pdf

25.8 Average age of women in 2012 when they gave birth for the first

time, up from 25.6 years in 2011. The increase in the mean age in 2012

reflects, in part, the relatively large decline in births to women in

their teen years and their 20s. Source: National Center for Health

Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, Page 7

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62\_09.pdf

62.1% Percentage of women age 16 to 50 who had a birth in the past 12

months who were in the labor force. Source: 2012 American Community

Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12\_1YR/S1301

29.5% The percentage of mothers who had given birth in the past 12

months who had a bachelor's degree or higher. Source: 2012 American

Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12\_1YR/S1301

84.6% Percentage of women age 15 to 50 who gave birth in the past year

and who have at least a high school diploma. Source: 2012 American

Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12\_1YR/S1301

Jacob and Sophia The most popular baby names for boys and girls,

respectively, in 2012. Source: Social Security Administration

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

66 Number of births in the past year per 1,000 women age 15 to 50 with

a graduate or professional degree. The number was 56 per 1,000 for

women whose highest level of education was a bachelor's degree.

Source: 2012 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table

S1301 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12\_1YR/S1301

Mothers Remembered

15,307 Number of florists nationwide in 2011. The 66,165 employees in

floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing,

selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother's Day. Source:

County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 45311)

http://censtats.census.gov/cgi-bin/cbpnaic/cbpdetl.pl

12,403 Number of employees of greeting-card publishers in 2011.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 511191)

http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

15,097 The number of cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores

nationwide in 2011. Perfume is a popular gift given on Mother's Day.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 44612)

http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

23,394 Number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2011 - the

place to purchase necklaces, earrings and other timeless pieces for

mom. Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 44831)

http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

Stay-at-Home Moms

5 million Number of stay-at-home moms in married-couple family groups

in 2013 - statistically unchanged from 2012 and 2011. In 2013, 24

percent of married-couple family groups with children under 15 had a

stay-at-home mother, up from 21 percent in 2000. In 2007, before the

recession, stay-at-home mothers were found in 24 percent of

married-couple family groups with children under 15, not statistically

different from the percentage in 2012. Source: America's Families and

Living Arrangements, Table SHP-1

http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-570.pdf

Compared with other moms, stay-at-home moms in 2007 were more likely:

-- Younger (44 percent were under age 35 compared with 38 percent of

mothers in the labor force).

-- Hispanic (27 percent compared with 16 percent of mothers in the

labor force).

-- Foreign-born (34 percent compared with 19 percent of mothers in the

labor force).

-- Living with a child under age 5 (57 percent compared with 43

percent of mothers in the labor force).

-- Without a high school diploma (19 percent versus 8 percent of

mothers in the labor force).

Source: America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2007

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam/p20-561.pdf

Taking Care of the Kids

863,126 Number of child day care services employees across the country

in 2011. They were employed by one of the 75,059 child day care

services. In addition, there were 747,436 child day care services

without paid employees. Many mothers turn to these centers to help

juggle motherhood and careers. Source: County Business Patterns: 2011

NAICS 6244 http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/ and Nonemployer Statistics:

201l http://www.census.gov/econ/nonemployer/

94% The percentage of the 37.8 million mothers living with children

younger than 18 in 2004 who lived with their biological children only.

In addition, 3 percent lived with stepchildren, 2 percent with adopted

children and 0.5 percent with foster children. Source: Living

Arrangements of Children: 2004

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p70-114.pdf

Single Moms

10 million The number of single mothers living with children younger

than 18 in 2013, up from 3.4 million in 1970. Source: America's

Families and Living Arrangements

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/files/shp1.xls Table SHP-1

5.6 million Number of custodial mothers who were due child support in

2011. Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:

2011, Table 1 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-246.pdf

415,475 Number of mothers who had a birth in the past 12 months and

were living with a cohabiting partner. Source: 2012 American Community

Survey, American FactFinder, Table B13004

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12\_1YR/B13004

Following is a list of observances typically covered by the Census

Bureau's Facts for Features series:

Black History Month (February) Labor Day

Super Bowl Grandparents Day

Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

Women's History Month (March) Unmarried and Single Americans Week

Irish-American Heritage Month (March)/ Halloween (Oct. 31)

St. Patrick's Day (March 17) American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May) (November)

Older Americans Month (May) Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) Thanksgiving Day

Mother's Day The Holiday Season (December)

Hurricane Season Begins (June 1)

Father's Day

The Fourth of July (July 4)

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26)

Back to School (August)

Editor's note: The preceding data were collected from a variety of

sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources

of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months

before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production

timelines. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census

Bureau's Public Information Office: telephone: 301-763-3030; or

e-mail: pio@census.gov

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