Fun Facts: Women’s History Month
The U.S. Census sent out these interesting facts in honor of Women’s History Month, which kicks off today.
157 million: number of females in the United States, compared to 151.8 million males.
85.4 million: number of mothers in the United States.
2.3: average number of children that women 40 to 44 had given birth to as of 2008, down from 3.4 children in 1976, the year the Census Bureau began collecting such data.
$36,931: median annual earnings of women 15 or older who worked year-round, full time.
30.7 million: number of women 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or more, compared to 29.2 million men. Women had a larger share of high school diplomas (including equivalents), as well as associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. More men than women had a professional or doctoral degree.
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