Family History by the Numbers: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Family History by the Numbers: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

6 children of single dad William Smart, in whose honor Father's Day began in 1910 82.5 million mothers of all ages in the United States today 66.3 million US fathers 98,000 stay-at-home dads in the United States 25.1 average age of new mothers in 2002...

6 children of single dad William Smart, in whose honor Father’s Day began in 1910

82.5 million mothers of all ages in the United States today

66.3 million US fathers

98,000 stay-at-home dads in the United States

25.1 average age of new mothers in 2002

21.4 average age of new mothers in 1970

95 million Father’s Day cards Americans will give this year

90 percentage of births taking place at home in 1900

7 children in the average family in 1800

3.5 children in the average family in 1900

1 rank of Father’s Day in US daily collect call volume

From the June 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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