WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, September 11th. Today 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. Over 7.2 million grandparents, together or separated, have around 5.8 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 2.6 million of those grandparents are responsible for the children's' care. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Occasion/accessed 6/29/2016: https://grandparentsday.org/
Living with grandparents/table C-4: http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2015C.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau