Now much to say on this gonna-be-hot Sunday, but I wanted to make sure I had my chance to send best wishes to all the dads on this Father’s Day.
Here are some facts on fathers from the latest U.S. census data:
- There are an estimated 70.1 million fathers across the nation.
- 1.8 million are single fathers, making up 15 percent of single parents, and nine percent were raising three or more children younger than 18.
- 154,000 is the estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2010. These married fathers with children younger than 15 care for 287,000 children.
- If you’re searching for a last minute gift idea, try one of the 8,111 men’s clothing stores, 16,010 hardware stores, or 22,116 sporting goods stores across the nation.