Thursday, March 20, 2008

Number Facts!-Women's History Month

Here are some interesting "number" facts about women that I bet you guys didn't even know about!...

153.6 million
The number of females in the United States as of Oct. 1, 2007. The number of males is 149.4 million.

As of July 1, 2006, males outnumbered females through age 41. Starting at 42, women outnumbered men. At 85 and older, there were more than twice as many women as men.

The median annual earnings of women 16 or older who worked year-round, full time, in 2006. Women earned 77 cents for every $1 earned by men.

98 cents
The amount women ($48,586) in the District of Columbia, who worked year-round, full time, earned for every $1 their male counterparts earned ($49,544) in 2006. Among all states or state equivalents, the district was where women were closest to earnings parity with men. Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey were the only states where median earnings for women were greater than $40,000.

Median earnings of women working in computer and mathematical jobs, the highest for women among the 22 major occupational groups. In the community and social services group, women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s earnings were higher than 90 percent.

32 percent
Percent of women 25 to 29 who had attained a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2006, which exceeded that of men in this age range (25 percent). Eighty-eight percent of women and 84 percent of men in this same age range had completed high school.

86 percent
Percent of women 25 and older who had completed high school as of 2006. High school graduation rates for women continued to exceed those of men (85 percent).

....we could totally take over this world if we wanted to!

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