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American Women, 2003

Facts and Figures about American Women's History, 2003, from the U.S. Census Bureau

10. As of the 2000 census,

(a) how many American women were military veterans?

Answer: 1.6 million

(b) how many were serving in the armed forces?

Answer: 164,000

Figures from the U.S. Department of Defense, January 31, 2003:

Active Duty and Reserves

Total Number of Women
All Services
1.4 million
212,000
Army
487,000
75,000
Navy
385,000
56,000
Air Force
368,000
71,000
Marine Corps
174,000
10,000

In addition, more than 38,000 men and women were serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, which was, in 2003, under the Department of Homeland Security.

Source: http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/02statab/defense.pdf

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11. As of the year 2000, what was the average number of children born to American women 40 to 44 years old by the end of their childbearing years?

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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