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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.

Presidential Proclamation 1914

Presidential Proclamation 2019

Key Stats:

Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.

Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom and the right, and the Margin of Error columns are removed. Click on the image to see the full table which includes all states in the United States.

 

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How Many Mothers?

Source: 2018 Current Population Survey (CPS) and 2017 American Community Survey (ACS).

Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.


How Many Children?

Source: Current Population Survey, June 2018.

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Characteristics of Women with a Recent Birth

Subjects include: age, race, nativity, educational attainment, poverty status, labor force status, and public assistance by the United States, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.


Stay-at-Home Moms

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.


Taking Care of the Kids

Source: Quarterly Services Survey (2009-2020).


Mothers Celebrated

Source: Monthly Retail Trade Survey (1992-2020).

  • NAICS 44612 Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies, and Perfume Stores
  • NAICS 44831 Jewelry Stores
  • NAICS 45311 Florists
  • NAICS 511191 Greeting card publishers 

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

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Single Moms

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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