Mother's Day Stats to amaze your friends! (Source


How Many Mothers are there?

  • 85.4 million Estimated number of mothers in the United States in 2009.
  • 53% of 15- to 44-year-olds who are mothers.
  • 81% of women 40 to 44 years old who are mothers. In 1980, 90 percent of women in that age group were mothers.


How Many Children Do Mom's Have?

  • 2.5 The total fertility rate or number of births in 2009 per woman in Utah (based on current birth rates by age), which led the nation. At the other end of the spectrum is Vermont, with a total fertility rate of 1.7 births per woman. .
  • 94% Among the 37.8 million mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2004, the who lived with their biological children. In addition, 3 percent lived with stepchildren, 2 percent with adopted children, and less than 1 percent with foster children.
  • Aiden and Sophia The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2011.

What are the Most Popular Mother's Day Gifts?

  • 17,124 Number of florists nationwide in 2009. Their 75,855 employees will be especially busy selling the Top Ten Mother's Day flower bouquets this Sunday. The flowers you buy mom probably were grown in California or Colombia.
  • 11,044 Number of employees of 99 greeting-card publishing establishments in 2009.
  • 14,279 The number of cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores nationwide in 2009. Perfume is one of the most popular gifts given on Mother's Day.
  • 24,973 Number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2009 -- the place to purchase necklaces, earrings and other timeless pieces for mom.


New Moms

  • 4.13 million Number of women who had babies in 2009. Of this number, about 409,840 were teens, and more than 8,000 were age 45 or over.
  • 25.1 Average age of women in 2008 when they gave birth for the first time, up from 25.0 years in 2006 and 2007.
  • 40 of births taking place annually that are the mothers' first.
  • 42,746 Number of births each year attended by physicians, midwives or others that did not occur in hospitals.
  • 1-in-31 Number of twin births per 1,000 total births in 2008, the highest rate on record.
  • July The month with the highest number of births, with 375,384 taking place that month in 2008.
  • Tuesday The most popular day of the week in which to have a baby, with an average of more than 13,415 births taking place on Tuesdays in 2008.


Stay-at-Home vs. Working Moms

  • 777,817 The number of day-care centers across the country to which mothers turn to help juggle motherhood and careers.
  • 5 million Number of stay-at-home moms in 2010 -- down from 5.1 million in 2009 and 5.3 million in 2008. Compared with other moms, stay-at-home moms in 2007 were more likely to be younger, Hispanic or foreign-born, living with a preschool-age child.


Single Moms

  • 9.9 million The number of single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2010, up from 3.4 million in 1970 .
  • Meals with Mommy
  • 54% and 79% of children younger than 6 who eat breakfast and dinner, respectively, with their mother every day. The corresponding percentages who eat with their father were 41 percent and 66 percent.