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Mother’s Day: May 8, 2022

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Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, West Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving force behind Mother’s Day and asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

From the National Archives, Document for May 9th: President Woodrow Wilson's Mother's Day Proclamation of May 9, 1914, “as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country."

Key Stats

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom and the column, “Percent of women who had a birth in the past 12 months who were unmarried” is hidden. Click on the image for the full table.

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How Many Mothers?

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

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How Many Children?

Source: 2018 Current Population Survey (CPS).

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Characteristics of Women with a Recent Birth

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

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Stay-at-Home Mom

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), 2021 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

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Taking Care of the Kids

Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) (2009-2022).

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Mothers Celebrated

Source: Monthly Retail Trade Survey (1992-2022).  

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Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).   

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  • NAICS 44831, Jewelry Stores
  • NAICS 45311, Florists
  • NAICS 511191, Greeting Card Publishers

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Single Moms

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), 2021 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

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Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

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