Friday, June 16, 2017

Facts for Features: Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Here are some fun facts about dads in the United States.

The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

In 2014, there were an estimated 72.2 million fathers across the nation. 29.2 million fathers are also grandfathers.

Here are some more fun facts about dads:

The number of U.S. dads who were stay-at-home parents in 2016

The number of children under age 15 stay-at-home dads cared for in 2016
2.0 million
Single fathers living with their children under 18 in 2016

The number of single, male Oregonians in the labor force with children under 18 in 2015

The share of single, male parents nationwide in 2016

Percentage of married Oregon families in 2015 with children under 18 and men not in the labor force while their spouses were in the labor force

For more father facts, visit the Census Bureau's "Facts for Features: Father's Day: June 18, 2017" article. 

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