Women’s History Month Facts

Women’s History Month Facts

Here is some interesting information about women from the US Census:

154.7 million — The number of females in the United States as of Oct. 1, 2008. The number of males was 150.6 million.

$34,278 — The median annual earnings of women 16 or older who worked year-round, full time, in 2007, up from $33,648 in 2006 (after adjusting for inflation). Women earned 77.5 cents for every $1 earned by men.

More than $939 billion — Revenue for women-owned businesses in 2002. There were 116,985 women-owned businesses with receipts of $1 million or more.

198,400 — Total number of active duty women in the military, as of Sept. 30, 2007. Of that total, 33,500 women were officers, and 164,900 were enlisted.

23% — Percentage of married couples in which the wife had more education than the husband in 2007.

3 million — Number of girls who participated in high school athletic programs in the 2006-07 school year. In the 1979-80 school year, only 1.75 million girls were members of a high school athletic team.

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