October 5, 2015

Reference: Fast Facts and Stats About Moms in the United States

Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s a small selection of facts and stats about mothers from the U.S. Census.

Many more are available on this web page or PDF.

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, 2011 American Community Survey, Table B1302


The percentage of mothers who had given birth in the past 12 months who had a bachelor’s degree or higher and 84 percent of mothers have at least a high school diploma.
Source: 2011 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301


Percentage of women age 16 to 50 who had a birth in the past 12 months who were in the labor force.
Source: 2011 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301


Number of florist establishments nationwide in 2010. The 70,575 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: 2010 

More Facts and Stats About Moms in the U.S. are Available on this Web Page or PDF.

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