The Island Packet
Hilton Head Island SC
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Cremation rates in SC, country rising
More of the nation’s deceased are being cremated than ever before, particularly in areas with high concentrations of retirees, such as Beaufort County.
The slumping economy and the number of transplants not firmly rooted in a community could explain the trend, some say.
In 2010, the cremation rate surpassed 40 percent for the first time in the U.S., according to unofficial statistics in a recent report by the Cremation Association of North America.
In South Carolina, that number is nearly 9 percent lower, but the rate here has risen more than 12 points since 2005, to 31 percent.
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Thanks to the Death…and More Blog for altering us to this article.