Thursday, January 3, 2008


How much do you know about women in the U.S.? Learn about your female clientele with these statistics.

  • The U.S. counts about 140 million women, compared with about 134 million men.

  • Whereas boys under age 20 outnumber girls of that age 105 to 100, after age 85 there are only 50 men for every 100 women.

  • Women college graduates under age 30 now outnumber men of that age holding degrees.

  • 58 percent of women work in three occupational categories: 24 percent are in administrative/clerical positions, 18 percent have professional specialty jobs and 16 percent work in service jobs. Men’s categories are more diverse.

  • 67 percent of women report experiencing moderate or high stress regarding the rapid pace of change.

  • 75 percent of caregivers who care for people age 50 and older are women.

  • About 20 percent of wives in two-income families earn more than their husbands.

  • A majority of women prefer female physicians.

  • About 80 percent of women business travelers never take their children along on business trips.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Census; Docrates and Rasmussen Research; GLS Consulting, Inc.; Wyndham Hotels & ResortsSalon Today Business Builders Magazine