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American Cremation Society

Facts About Cremation


1. U.S. Death Statistics: 1960 - 2080
 
2. State Percent Increase in Cremations-1987 to 1997
 
3. State and Regional 1996 Percent of Cremations to Death 
    and Projections to the Year 2000

 

U.S. Death Statistics: 1960 - 2080

Year
U.S. Population
# of
U.S. Deaths
Death Rate per
1,000 Population
1960 179,323,000 1,711,982 9.55
1970 203,302,000 1,921,031 9.45
1980 229,637,000 1,989,841 8.78
1981 231,996,000 1,977,981 8.62
1982 231,996,000 1,974,797 8.52
1983 234,284,000 2,019,201 8.63
1984 236,477,000 2,039,369 8.65
1985 238,736,000 2,086,440 8.74
1986 241,107,000 2,105,361 8.73
1987 243,419,000 2,123,323 8.72
1988 245,807,000 2,167,999 8.83
1989 248,251,000 2,150,466 8.68
1990 248,709,873 2,162,000 8.6
1991 252,160,000 2,165,000 8.5
1992 255,082,000 2,177,000 8.5
1993 261,000,000 2,268,000 8.8
1994 261,500,000 2,286,000 8.8
1995 264,396,000 2,309,000 8.8
1996 265,200,000 2,311,000 8.7
1997 266,788,000 2,294,000 8.6
2000 P 268,266,000 2,367,000 8.82
2010 P 282,575,000 2,634,000 9.32
2020 P 294,364,000 3,015,000 10.24
2030 P 300,629,000 3,472,000 11.55
2040 P 301,807,000 4,100,000 12.85
2050 P 299,849,000 4,100,000 13.67
2060 P 296,963,000 3,912,000 13.17
2070 P 294,642,000 3,832,000 13.01
2080 P 292,235,000 3,814,000 13.05
P=Projected (NFDA-98)
 

State Percent Increase in Cremations-1987 to 1997

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  1987 % of deaths 1997 % of deaths  

New England

15.46% 28.49%
Connecticut

12.22%

22.16%

Maine 19.74% 43.19%
Massachusetts 14.67% 24.68%
New Hampshire 19.52% 45.76%
Rhode Island 14.69% 26.14%
Vermont(9 years) 26.79% 43.46%
Middle Atlantic 12.29% 18.57%
New Jersey 18.82% 26.54%
New York 13.03% 18.02%
Pennsylvania 7.64% 14.79%
East North Central 11.50% 19.74%
Illinois 11.50% 18.55%
Indiana 5.88% 14.41%
Michigan 15.05% 23.15%
Ohio 11.60% 18.96%
Wisconsin 11.14% 23.54%
West North Central 8.06% 16.02%
Iowa 7.11% 15.72%
Kansas 5.93% 9.28%
Minnesota 14.09% 26.90%
Missouri 6.89% 13.12%
Nebraska 6.38% 15.50%
North Dakota *** 12.36%
South Dakota *** 9.31%
South Atlantic 15.18% 23.02%
Delaware 13.92% 22.32%
District of Columbia 0.00% 0.00%
Florida 31.23% 40.65%
Georgia 3.93% 9.82%
Maryland 10.68% 19.66%
North Carolina 6.17% 14.65%
South Carolina

5.20%

10.54%

Virginia 8.82% 16.86%
West Virginia 3.00% 4.85%
East South Central 2.44% 5.87%
Alabama 1.94% 5.14%
Kentucky 3.92% 6.25%
Mississippi(9 yrs.) 1.78% 4.96%
Tennessee 2.47% 6.67%
West South Central 6.23% 12.60%
Arkansas 6.41% 11.61%
Louisiana

3.82%

9.24%

Oklahoma 4.53% 9.00%
Texas 7.30% 14.64%
Mountain 26.91% 43.32%
Arizona 26.74% 53.03%
Colorado 28.53% 42.71%
Idaho 16.91% 39.51%
Montana 26.85% 45.21%
Nevada 55.80% 61.11%
New Mexico 16.86% 31.92%
Utah 11.43% 13.37%
Wyoming *** 24.46%
Pacific 37.24% 47.01%
Alaska 32.00% 58.54%
California 36.61% 44.59%
Hawaii 49.21% 56.66%
Oregon 35.59% 51.57%
Washington 40.33% 54.42%
United States               (10-year-average compunded )
15.21% 23.59%
 
State and Regional 1996 Percent of Cremations
Region and State
1996 % of
Cremation to Death
2000 Projected % of
Cremations to Death
New England 25.94 30.43
Connecticut 21.89 25.62
Maine 39.75 48.00
Massachusetts 22.45 26.05
New Hampshire 35.36 41.94
Rhode Island 25.63 30.22
Vermont 41.56 47.07
 
Middle Atlantic 17.27 19.39
New Jersey 25.17 28.00
New York 16.21 17.57
Pennsylvania 14.22 16.93
 
East North Central 18.03 20.93
Illinois 17.51 20.15
Indiana 11.10 13.53
Michigan 22.69 26.08
Ohio 17.72 20.47
Wisconsin 19.61 23.17
 
West North Central 14.33 17.22
Iowa 13.61 16.78
Kansas 8.70 10.08
Minnesota 26.45 31.83
Missouri 9.50 10.94
Nebraska 14.07 17.36
North Dakota 11.82 N/A
South Dakota 11.24 N/A
 
South Atlantic 12.56 25.72
Delaware 15.46 16.14
District of Columbia N/A N/A
Florida 41.41 45.44
Georgia 11.63 14.92
Maryland 19.34 23.18
North Carolina       12.81 15.72
South Carolina 9.70 11.83
Virginia 12.82 14.91
West Virginia 5.58 6.97
 
East South Central 5.23 6.43
Alabama 4.16 5.05
Kentucky 5.87 6.91
Mississippi 3.58 4.48
Tennessee 6.58 8.21
 
West South Central 10.35 13.04
Arkansas 10.67 13.05
Louisiana 7.02 8.48
Oklahoma 6.39 7.34
Texas 12.24 14.82