Women’s History Month: Did You Know?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Rosie became an icon for Women's History Month.

Rosie became an icon for Women’s History Month.

Celebrate Women’s History Month! Play “Did You Know?” with us!

  • Did you know that there were 161 million females in the U.S. as of December 2013? Yes – men are outnumbered – there were only 156.1 million males.
  • Did you know that 31.4 percent of women 25 years of age and older earned a bachelor’s degree or more as of 2013?
  • Did you know that 63.7percent of female citizens age 18 and older reported voting in the 2013 presidential election? That compares to only 59.7 percent of males.
  • Did you know that there were 5.2 million stay-at-home mothers in 2013 compared with 214,000 stay-at-home-fathers?
  • Did you know that in 2012 there were 1.6 million female veterans in the United States?
  • Did you know that there were 11.3 million women college students in the fall of 2012? Yes, women comprised 56.8 percent of all college students.
  • Did you know than in 2013 there were 66 million married women 18 and older?

Check out the U.S. Census Bureau for more stats about women! And celebrate women in March