19,322: The number of funeral homes in the U.S. in 2017, according to the National Directory of Morticians Redbook.
86: The approximate percentage of funeral homes in the United States privately owned by families or individuals. The remaining 14 percent are owned by publicly traded corporations.
$7,181: The national median cost of a funeral with viewing and burial for 2014. If a vault is included, something that is typically required by a cemetery, the median cost is $8,508. The cost does not take into account cemetery, monument, or marker costs or miscellaneous cash-advance charges, such as for flowers or an obituary.
$6,078: The national median cost of a funeral with viewing and cremation in 2014. The cost does not take into account vault, cemetery monument/marker costs, or other miscellaneous cash-advance charges.
50.2: The percentage of Americans who chose cremation in 2016, up from 48.5 percent in 2015, while 43.5 percent opted for burial, down from 45.4 percent in 2015.
Source: National Funeral Directors Association