Conceived in 1909 in Spokane, Father’s Day is with us once again. Thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Retail Federation, here’s a look at American dads by the numbers.
70.1 million: Fathers in the U.S. in 2008.
24.9 million: Fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2015.
1.9 million: Single fathers in 2015.
$20.4 billion: Estimated sales at hardware stores in 2012.
199,000: Stay-at-home dads in 2015.
77.2 percent: Of adults will somehow celebrate Father’s Day this year (compared to 75.4 percent in 2015).
53.3 percent: Will buy a gift for a father or stepfather.
28.4 percent: Will buy a gift for a husband.
4.9 percent: Will buy a gift for a grandfather.
1.6 percent: Will buy a gift for a godfather.
20.2 percent: Of U.S. residents will spend more on fathers this Father’s Day than was spent last year.
64.5 percent: Will buy greeting cards, spending an average of $11.36.
47.1 percent: will go to brunch or other special outing, spending an average $57.06.
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