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CREMATION STATISTICSlinked sourceNotes.
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There are currently 20,000 boxes of cremated remains in American Homes.
Independet conclusions based on historical cremation data from the Cremation Association of North America. Contact Parting Stone for details.
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39% of cremated remains are returned to families, 37.1% buried at a cemetery, 1.6% scattered at a cemetery, 8.6% placed in a columbarium, 19.8% scattered at non-cemetery locations.
http://www.nfda.org/news/media-center/nfda-news-releases/id/3526/cremation-on-the-rise-nfda-predicts-the-national-cremation-rate-will-climb-by-a-third-within-20-years
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2016 average burial cost $7757, average cremation cost $3010
https://funeralbusinessadvisor.com/funeral-industry-trends-insights/funeral-business-advisor
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Average cost of a funeral $8,755 in 2017http://www.nfda.org/news/statistics
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2015 cremation rate was 50%, up from 25% in 1999.
https://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160724/SMALLBIZ/160729946/once-seen-as-recession-proof-the-funeral-industry-is-in-a-death-spiral-some-owners-are-staving-off-the-end-by-cat
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By 2040 cremation rate in the U.S. is projected to be 78.7%
http://www.nfda.org/news/media-center/nfda-news-releases/id/4395/cremation-is-here-to-stay-aging-baby-boomers-proved-catalyst-in-shift-beyond-traditional-burial
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53.1% cremation rate in US in 2018
https://www.cremationassociation.org/page/IndustryStatistics
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Hightest and Lowest Cremation rates by state: Mississippi 20.9%, Alabama 25.7%, Kentucky 27.3%, Louisiana 29.7%, Tennessee 31.3%. Washington 76.4%, Nevada 75.6%, Oregon 74.3%, Hawaii 72.7%, Maine 72.4%
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cremation-rates-reach-all-time-high-us-180964478/
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(NFDA), cremations accounted for 50.2 percent of funerals in 2016, up from 48.5 percent in 2015.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cremation-rates-reach-all-time-high-us-180964478/
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DEATH CARE INDUSTRY
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Today, about 14% of funeral homes are part of a publically traded corporation.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/perianneboring/2014/04/25/the-death-of-the-death-care-industry-and-eternal-life-online/#5ae434431c1a
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An SCI funeral cost 42 percent more than a funeral at an independently owned funeral home.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/perianneboring/2014/04/25/the-death-of-the-death-care-industry-and-eternal-life-online/#5ae434431c1a
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The average funeral home profit margin had declined from 14 percent in 1980, to less than 6 percent in 2009. Some well-managed funeral homes can have a profit margin of 10 to 15 percent or more, based on gross revenue.
https://bizfluent.com/12081976/are-funeral-homes-profitable
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According to the Cremation Research Council, the average cost of a direct cremation is $1,100.
https://www.cremationresource.org/cremation/what-is-the-cost-of-human-cremation.html
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15,818 funeral homes in the US in 2016
https://build.export.gov/build/groups/public/@eg_main/@byind/@healthtech/documents/webcontent/eg_main_113189.pdf
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21,080 funeral homes in the United States in 2009
http://www.sbdcnet.org/small-business-research-reports/funeral-homes-funeral-services
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19,136 funeral homes in the US in 2019, 19,177 in 2018
https://www.statista.com/statistics/882963/number-of-funeral-homes-in-the-united-states/
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21528 funeral homes in US in 2004
https://www.statista.com/statistics/882963/number-of-funeral-homes-in-the-united-states/
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The number of licensed crematories in the United States increased 8.9% over the last two years
http://www.nfda.org/news/media-center/nfda-news-releases/id/4395/cremation-is-here-to-stay-aging-baby-boomers-proved-catalyst-in-shift-beyond-traditional-burial
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The number of funeral homes in the United States is currently 19,322. In 2004 there were 21,528 facilities operating. (National Directory of Morticians Redbook)
National Directory of Morticians Redbook, https://brandongaille.com/37-funeral-industry-statistics-and-trends/
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NYC funeral homes have declined 44% 1990
https://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160724/SMALLBIZ/160729946/once-seen-as-recession-proof-the-funeral-industry-is-in-a-death-spiral-some-owners-are-staving-off-the-end-by-cat
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10% decline in number of funeral home in the us over the last 10 years
https://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160724/SMALLBIZ/160729946/once-seen-as-recession-proof-the-funeral-industry-is-in-a-death-spiral-some-owners-are-staving-off-the-end-by-cat
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PET CREMATION
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15% of funeral directors in America offer pet services up from 10% in 2011
https://thehustle.co/pet-funerals-in-2016-make-100-million-dollars
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Over ninety percent of pets are cremated and less than ten percent are buried.
https://www.thelivingurn.com/blogs/news/pet-cremation-vs-burial-which-one-is-right-for-our-family
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The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories ‘membership has grown thirty percent in five years
https://animalstudiesrepository.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1003&context=hsu_students
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pet loss businesses dealt with nearly 1.9 million pets in 2012, 99 percent were cremated.
https://animalstudiesrepository.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1003&context=hsu_students
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CASKETS
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A casket that sells for $1295 at a funeral home will typically wholesale for about $325.
http://archive.pov.org/homegoings/economics-of-the-funeral-industry/
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The most expensive cost of a funeral is the casket, which on average has a mark-up of 289% from wholesale to retail, but sometimes is much higher.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/perianneboring/2014/04/25/the-death-of-the-death-care-industry-and-eternal-life-online/#5ae434431c1a
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