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Father’s Day 2016: By the numbers

Conceived in 1909 in Spokane and proclaimed nationally in 1966, Father’s Day is with us once again.
Conceived in 1909 in Spokane and proclaimed nationally in 1966, Father’s Day is with us once again. Thinkstock

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.

C.R. Roberts: 253-597-8535

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