Grandparent Statistics

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Source: U.S Census Bureau, American Community Survey
Research Date: 1.1.2014
Grandparents, possibly the most loving and caring people in the world. They take care of the grandchildren both financially and caregiving. They also stay active and live a very modern lifestyle with high percentages using the internet for banking and social networking.
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Number of grandparents in the U.S. 70,000,000
Percent of U.S. households lead by grandparents 37 %
Percent of grandparents who say they can do a better job caring for grandchildren than they did with their own 63 %
Percent of people age 65 and over living below the poverty level 9.5 %
Percent of Grandparents that are the primary caregiver to their grandchildren 13 %
When They Became Granparents Data
Became grandparents in their 50’s 43 %
Became grandparents in their 40’s 37 %
Average age of becoming a grandparent 48
Granparent Activities Statistics Percent
Percent of grandparents that exercise or play sports 43 %
Percent of grandparents that volunteer on a regular basis 28 %
Percent of grandparents that dance 18 %
Say reading is one of their favorite activities 71 %
Read a newspaper in print online 86 %
Grandparent Internet Statistics Percent
Percent of grandparents that use the internet 75 %
Use search engines to find information 70 %
Shop online 63 %
Instant message 30 %
Share photos online 56 %
Bank online 46 %
Use a social network like Facebook or Twitter 45 %
Modern Grandparent Statistics Percent
Percent of grandparents that still have a full-time or part-time job 60 %
Have started their own business 23 %
Have been married more than once 33 %
Report having sex at least twice a week 38 %
Have a tattoo 10 %
Have used recreational drugs 7 %
Started a blog 6 %
Run a marathon 3 %
Gone skydiving 2 %
Grandparent Financial Statistics Data
Percent of the countries wealth controled by grandparents 75 %
Average net worth of grandparents $254,000
Total amount spent annually by grandparents $2 trillion
Percent that no longer carry a mortgage 55 %
Total amount they spend annually on grandchildren $52 billion



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Statistic Sources & References
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 1, 2016

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