Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cemetery Services industry dug itself out of the recessionary woes that once plagued its companies during the recession. With increasing disposable income and a growing proportion of US citizens reaching 65 years and older, families have become far more likely to purchase high-value industry merchandise and burial services, increasing industry revenue. These factors are expected to continue in the next five years. However, the number of cremations is forecast to rise, threatening industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The regions with the greatest concentration of cemeteries and crematories in the United States are the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast and the Great Lakes. The distribution of cemeteries and crematories is related to population trends and age structure. Additionally, consumer preferences for cremation, opposed to burials, are another important factor that can influence the share of establishments.
The Mid-Atlantic has the greatest share of cemeteries in the United States in 2016, estimated at 26.5% of the total. Pennsylvania is the most heavily concentrated state in the country in terms of industry establishments, holding an estimated 10.9% of cemeteries and crematories in 2016. New York follows as a close second with 9.6% of establishments... purchase to read more