Cremationpedia - 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.

Provided by the National Funeral Directors Association