Born in Spokane, the idea to celebrate Father’s Day was first realized on June 17, 1910. Among the details on the Day for Dad 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Retail Federation::
70.1 million: Estimated number of fathers across the nation in 2008, the most recent year for which data are available.
24.4 million: Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2012.
21 percent: Were raising three or more children younger than 18.
3 percent: Were a subfamily living in someone else’s home.
1.96 million: Number of single fathers in 2012
16 percent: Of single parents were men.
44 percent: Of single parents were divorced.
31 percent: Were never married.
20 percent: Were separated.
5 percent: were widowed.
15,542: The number of hardware stores in the U.S. in 2010.
21,418: The number of sporting goods stores
79.1 million: Americans participated participated in a barbecue in 2010.
189,000: Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2012.
18 percent: Of preschoolers regularly cared for by their father during their mother’s working hours.
53 percent: Of Americans will buy a gift for a father or stepfather.
4.9 percent: Will buy a gift for a grandfather.
$1.9 billion: Amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2009.
$3.5 billion: Amount they were due.
$13.3 billion: Will be spent on fathers for this Father’s Day.
$119.84: Average to be spent on each father.
$1.7 billion: Will be spent on electronic gadgets.
$710 million: Will be spent on sporting goods.
$592 million: Will be spent on automotive accessories.