U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 14: Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

MOTHER’S DAY

Profile AmericaSunday, May 14th. Today is Mother’s Day — one of the nation’s most revered national observances, with meaning beyond flowers, cards and brunches. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia to honor her deceased mother — who had hoped that there would come a day to commemorate all mothers. By 1911, every state observed Mother’s Day, and in 1914, Congress made it a national event. It’s estimated there are upwards of 43 million mothers across the U.S. between ages 15 and 50. Lately, about 4 million babies per year are born. The national mean age of women giving birth for the first time is 26 years. In 1970, the average age of first-time mothers was just under 21½ years. You can find more facts about America’s people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.

Sources:
Number of mothers/table 2:
www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2014.html 
Births/Population Estimates:
https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2016/PEPTCOMP 
Age of first time mothers/accessed 2/23/2017:
www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/births.htm 
1970 first birth age/page 2/accessed 2/23/2017:
www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr51/nvsr51_01.pdf

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu). 

 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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