Fun Facts: Grandparents Day
Today is Grandparents Day! Here are some fun facts from the U.S. Census Bureau:
7.0 million: The number of grandparents whose grandchildren younger than 18 were living with them in 2010.
2.7 million: The number of grandparents responsible for the basic needs of one or more grandchildren under 18 living with them in 2010. Of these caregivers, 1.7 million were grandmothers and 1.0 million were grandfathers.
580,000: The number of grandparents responsible for grandchildren under 18 and whose income was below the poverty level in the past 12 months compared with the 2.2 million grandparent caregivers whose income was at or above the poverty level.
$45,000: Median income for families with grandparent householders responsible for grandchildren under 18. Among these families, where a parent of the grandchildren was not present, the median income was $33,000.
1.9 million: The number of married (including separated) grandparents responsible for caring for their grandchildren.
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