Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grandparents Day - Fun With Numbers

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September 9th is Grandparents Day.

Here are some fun numbers courtesy of our friends at the U S Census Bureau:

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.
670,000 -The number of grandparents who had a disability and were responsible for their grandchildren.

You can peruse a lot more data regarding grandparents at the U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey.  You can find it here
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  1. And if we assume that the typical grandparent is 50 years of age or more... that means roughly 2% of all grandparents do care for grandchildren at any one time. Which is really quite a lot, if you think about it.

  2. Numbers make my head swirl, but here's to sons and daughters who make their parents take care of their kids. You better have a sound, and valid reason for doing so.

  3. Sarah and CE,

    Thanks for your comments.