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U.S. Cremation Statistics

 

2025 Projections based on past 5 years' average percent change and

Cremations to Deaths Projections – 2010 and 2025

State

2005 Cremations

2005 Deaths

%

Projections 2010 %

Projections 2025 %

Alabama *

4,679

48,106

9.73

24.75

 

Alaska *

1,764

3,058

57.68

63.54

 

Arizona *

26,603

44,562

59.70

65+

 

Arkansas *

5,457

27,654

19.73

23.98

 

California ****

120,883

232,211

52.06

55.88

 

Colorado *

16,486

29,563

55.77

62.43

 

Connecticut **

10,240

29,515

34.69

39.66

 

Delaware **

2,279

7,675

29.69

34.27

 

District of Columbia **

2,454

5,391

45.53

65+

 

Florida **

82,004

170,050

48.22

50.47

 

Georgia **

13,794

65,683

21.00

27.52

 

Hawaii *

5,961

9,329

63.90

65+

 

Idaho **

4,910

10,665

46.04

52.42

 

Illinois *

26,162

102,922

25.42

29.67

 

Indiana **

11,925

54,874

21.73

47.12

 

Iowa **

5,908

27,875

21.19

26.65

 

Kansas **

6,280

24,774

25.35

34.59

 

Kentucky **

4,880

40,386

12.08

18.41

 

Louisiana **

6,346

42,012

15.10

21.31

 

Maine *

6,844

12,806

53.44

62.00

 

Maryland **

12,662

44,044

28.75

35.46

 

Massachusetts **

14,448

53,447

27.03

30.29

 

Michigan **

32,158

86,933

36.99

45.21

 

Minnesota *

14,38

37,594

38.25

45.50

 

Mississippi **

2,806

29,257

9.59

14.69

 

Missouri **

12,746

54,692

23.30

32.05

 

Montana *

5,050

8,554

59.04

65+

 

Nebraska **

3,980

14,882

26.74

36.71

 

Nevada *

12,815

19,692

65+

65+

 

New Hampshire **

5,187

9,985

51.95

57.45

 

New Jersey *

12,868

71,955

17.88

30.01

 

New Mexico *

6,767

14,722

45.97

52.63

 

New York *

36,841

154,147

23.90

28.13

 

North Carolina **

16,715

74,693

22.38

29.65

 

North Dakota *

632

6,143

10.29

11.58

 

Ohio **

27,414

108,088

25.36

30.91

 

Oklahoma **

7,257

36,278

20.00

27.73

 

Oregon **

19,667

31,120

63.20

65+

 

Pennsylvania **

34,830

128,401

27.13

33.71

 

Rhode Island ²

3,022

10,177

29.69

NA

 

South Carolina **

6,386

37,167

17.18

20.21

 

South Dakota **

1,555

7,042

22.08

31.69

 

Tennessee ¹

5,998

57,129

10.50

NA

 

Texas **

35,001

154,994

22.58

30.79

 

Utah **

2,946

13,356

22.06

27.24

 

Vermont **

1,886

4,889

38.58

36.17

 

Virginia **

15,057

57,715

26.09

33.33

 

Washington **

29,412

45,951

64.01

65+

 

West Virginia **

4,318

20,649

20.91

65+

 

Wisconsin **

15,944

46,699

34.14

42.05

 

Wyoming **

1,863

4,062

45.86

65+

 

United States

778,025

2,432,000

30.88%

38.15%

51.12%

*Official 2005 preliminary figure from National Vital Statistics, State Health Dept. or similar entity. Fifteen states reported their numbers.

**Estimated using official 00-04 state data and 2004 confirmed death count from National Vital Statistics.

***2005 United States death total from the National Vital Statistics.

**** California cremation total collected from the Association of California Cremationists.

¹ – TN cremations derived from surveying state crematories and 2004 confirmed death count from National Vital Statistics.

² – The state of Rhode Island began collecting cremation figures in 2005.

For more information on cremation statistics visit the Cremation Association of North America at www.cremationassociation.org.