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CREMATION FACTS

U.S. Rate

1998: 24.10%

2008: 36.02%

2015: 46.04% (2007 Projection)

2025: 58.85% (2007 Projection)

NOTE: By comparison, the 2009 Canadian cremation rate was 68.4%.

2008 Top 10 U.S. States by Percentage of Deaths Cremated

Nevada: 69.48%
Hawaii: 68.01%
Oregon: 67.92%
Washington: 67.62%
Arizona: 64.75%
Montana: 63.31%
Maine: 60.03%
Colorado: 59.77%
Vermont: 59.06%
New Hampshire: 58.21%

2008 Bottom 5 U.S. States by Percentage of Deaths Cremated

Mississippi: 11.26%
Alabama: 13.97%
Kentucky: 14.06%
Tennessee: 18.02%
Texas: 18.41%

Source of Data

Cremation Association of North America, August 2009 Report: "2007 Statistics and Projections to the Year 2025: 2008 Preliminary Data." 2003-2007 state data used to estimate 2008, 2015, 2025 figures where necessary.

SOURCE (Viewed Oct 31, 2010): National Funeral Directors Association Statistics


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