- US Industry Revenue in 2006 - $11 billion;
- No. of US Funeral Homes in 2006 - 21,080;
- US Death Rate in 2007 - 8 per thousand;
- Projected US Death Rate in 2020 - 9.3 per thousand
"people will always die. It's a matter of how much they'll spend."The average Wisconsin funeral costs between $8,000 and $9,000, and a cremation costs between $3,600 and $5,000. It is probably wise to give some thought now to what you do and do not want when the time comes, rather than a time of grief.