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Grandparents Day

September 7, 2014

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Profile America — Sunday, September 7th. This is National Grandparents Day — recognizing the love and help they provide, and their growing importance to the survival of many American families. The special day was the idea of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, West Virginia, and has been observed nationally since 1979. Today, grandparents are increasingly not just relatives to be visited on holidays and weekends, but part of the year-round household for many children. Some 7.1 million grandparents, together or separated, have around 5.6 million minor grandchildren living with them. Putting it another way, 10 percent of America's children under the age of 18 live with at least one grandparent, and 2.7 million of those grandparents are responsible for the children's' care. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.

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http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff19.html


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: August 28, 2014