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Figures are based on data as of September 30, 2006. Percentages may not total 100 because of rounding.

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History

Peace Corps officially established:
March 1, 1961

Total number of Volunteers and trainees to date:
187,000

Total number of countries served:
139

Volunteers

Current number of Volunteers and Trainees:
7,749

Gender:
60% female, 40% male

Marital Status:
93% single, 7% married

People of Color:
16% of Peace Corps Volunteers

Age:
28 years old (average), 25 years old (median)

Volunteers over age 50:
6% (oldest Volunteer is 81)

Education:
93% have at least an undergraduate degree, 13% have graduate studies or degrees

Countries / Projects

Current number of countries served:
67 posts serving 73 countries the oldest voluteer was 89

Volunteers by Work Area

Education: 35%
Health & HIV/AIDS: 21%
Business: 16%
Environment: 14%
Youth: 6%
Agriculture: 5%
Other: 4%


Budget

Fiscal year 2006 budget:
$318.8 million


Current Director

Ronald A. Tschetter


Toll-Free Recruitment Number

800.424.8580


External Links

Fast Facts Official US Peace Corps Website

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