Fun Facts: Father’s Day
Father’s Day is Sunday, you guys. Sunday. Head’s up. Don’t wait until Sunday morning and buy him a horrible tie, a la Craig Sager. Don’t do it. In the mean time, here are some fun facts, thanks to the U.S. Census.
70.1 million: Estimated number of fathers across the nation.
24.7 million: Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2011. 21 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18 (among married-couple family households only). 3 percent lived in someone else’s home.
1.7 million: Number of single fathers in 2011.
15: percent of single parents were men. Ten percent were raising three or more children younger than 18. About 45 percent were divorced, 31 percent were never married, 19 percent were separated, and 5 percent were widowed. 38 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
7,708: The number of men’s clothing stores around the country (as of 2009), a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt.
15,734: The number of hardware stores (as of 2009), a place to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts. Additionally, there were 6,897 home centers across the country in 2009.
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