In 2015, when the national cremation rate surpassed the casketed burial rate for the first time in U.S. history (47.9% vs. 45.2%) – and then exceeded 50% the very next year – the question arose concerning how high the U.S. cremation rate might go. Now, the latest “NFDA Cremation & Burial Report” predicts that the cremation rate in the United States will hit 52.9% in 2018 (once the final data become official) and will soar to 78.4% in 2040. By that year, NFDA projects that the number of casketed burials will account for just 16% of U.S. deaths.
Learn more in the July 2 issue of the Memorial Business Journal (member login required.)
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