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? Number of females in the U.S. as
of Oct. 1, 2010: 157.2 million;
? Estimated number of mothers: 82.8 million;
? Average number of children that women 40 to 44 had given birth to as
of 2008: 1.9; in 1976: 3.1;
? Median annual earnings of women 15 or older who worked year-round, full time, in 2009: $36,278;
? Amount women earned for every $1 earned by men in 2009: 77 cents;
? Number of women 25 and older with a bachelor?s degree or more education in 2009: 29.9 million;
? Percentage of female citizens 18 and older who reported voting in the 2008 presidential election: 66;
? Percent of female citizens reported being registered to vote: 73;
? Percentage of females 16 or older who worked in management, professional and related occupations: 39;
? Number of female police officers in 2009: 111,000;
? Women firefighters: 9,700;
? Physicians and surgeons: 294,000;
? Active duty women in the military, as of Sept. 30, 2008: 197,000;
? Proportion of members of the armed forces who were women, as of Sept. 30, 2008: 14;
? Female military veterans in 2009: 1.5 million;
? Married women 18 and older in 2010: 65.1 million;
? Percentage of married couples in which the wife earned at least $5,000 more than the husband in 2010: 20.7;
? Number of stay-at-home mothers (where spouse is in the labor force) nationwide in 2010: 5 million;
? Number of women who participated in a National Collegiate Athletic Association sport in 2008 ? 09: 182,503.