The number of US funeral homes down slightly during 2017
The National Directory of Morticians Redbook reports that the number of of US funeral homes declined by one tenth of one percent during 2017 as you can see from the following table. The number of US funeral homes has declined by approximately 1%/year since 2004.
86% or 16,617 of the 19,322 funeral homes in the US funeral homes were privately owned.
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