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Q: Statistics on Parents and Grandparents ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Statistics on Parents and Grandparents
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: morrisli-ga
List Price: $60.00
Posted: 29 Jul 2004 13:09 PDT
Expires: 28 Aug 2004 13:09 PDT
Question ID: 380937
I need some statistics on the following two questions:

How many Americans are Parents?
How many Americans Are Grandparents?
Subject: Re: Statistics on Parents and Grandparents
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 29 Jul 2004 15:50 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi morrisli,

The following is the result of my research for the number of parents
and grandparents in the United States.

Below are excerpts from numerous websites regarding this issue.
Although, these are answers to your questions themselves, I suggest
you read the articles in their entirety, as many are quite


Statistics show that there are 82.5 million mothers and 66.3 million
fathers in the United States. This brings the total number of parents
in the United States to approximately 148.8 million.

?82.5 million - Estimated number of mothers of all ages in the United States.?

InfoPlease: Mothers by the Numbers - From the U.S. Census Bureau

InfoZine: Mother's Day: May 9

U.S. News Wire: Census Bureau Releases Facts for Features - Mother's Day

U.S. Census Bureau


?66.3 million - Estimated number of fathers in the United States today.?

?25.8 million - Number of fathers in married-couple families with
their own children under 18.?

?2.0 million- Number of single fathers.?

U.S. Census Bureau

Courier-Journal: Father figure

Sacramento Bee: The daddy moment



??being a POP Marketing Geek, I realize that my mind is always racing
with ideas based on some of the trends I?m spotting in our society.
One of the trends that fascinates me these days is the record number
of grandparents, 70 million Americans to be exact, and the number is
expected to rise to 80 million by 2010. The average age of a first
time grandparent today is 47. With today?s life expectancy of 76,
these people may have as many as 30 years of grandparenting ahead of

SYSCO: Boomer Grandparents


?HIGH POINT ? About one-third of all adults are grandparents,
according to AARP. That?s about 70 million potential doting ? and
purchasing ? consumers.

By 2010, AARP projects the number of grandparents will hit 80 million.
The rapid increase in the number of grandparents is due to the aging
of the baby boom generation.?

Kids Today: "Grand-boomers" play a growing role


?The growing number of grandparents represents another lucrative
opportunity for selling to the youth market.  According to a 1992
Roper Organization survey, almost 60 million Americans are
grandparents, and baby boomers are expected to drive the numbers even
higher as we move into the next century. In fact, Roper predicts that
76 million Americans may be grandparents by the year 2005, increasing
the ranks by 25 percent over 1992 numbers.?



?Number of Grandparents: 70 million?

CIC: Paying for College - A Family Dilemma


?About 1/3 of the adult US population are grandparents. More than 70%
of middle-aged and older people will become grandparents. A
considerable number of grandparents will live long enough to become
great-grandparents -- and some will even become

There are about 70 million grandparents in the US today, and each
month 75,000 Americans 45-69 years old join the club. The number of
grandparents is expected to grow to 80 million by 2010.?

Legacy Project: Fast Facts on Grandparenting & Intergenerational Mentoring


Grandparents United - - ?Represents more than 100 national,
state and local organizations representing more than 70 million
Americans and is the only national organization advocating for the
mutual well-being of children, youth, and older adults.?

Montana State University: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren -
Parenting the Next Generation


?By the Numbers-

76 Million: the number of grandparents by the Year 2005. Source: US Census Bureau?

Grandparent World


?GRANDPARENT FAST FACTS: 70 million ? Number of grandparents in the U.S.?



?He admits he doesn't like being reminded he's over 50. But he loves
being a grandparent, and he thinks plenty of other Boomers do, too.

"There are 70-million grandparents out there," Micocci said. "We don't
have to appeal to all of them."?

St. Petersburg Times: Taking a gamble on grandparents


Some interesting facts on Grandparents in 2003.

Senior Journal


Search criteria: 

?number of parents? ?* million?
?number of mothers? ?* million?
?number of mothers? ?* million? ?US census?
?number of fathers? ?* million?
?number of fathers? ?* million? ?US census?
?number of grandparents? statistics americans 
?number of grandparents? ?* million? americans 
?there are * million grandparents"?

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any questions
regarding my answer please don?t hesitate to ask before rating it.

Best regards,
morrisli-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Thanks Rainbow you were a big help!

Subject: Re: Statistics on Parents and Grandparents
From: rainbow-ga on 04 Aug 2004 04:03 PDT
Hi morrisli, 
I'm glad to have helped. Thank you for the tip.
Best wishes,

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