Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Sunday, July 22nd. Today is Parents’ Day — an annual public observance similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but not an official holiday with gifts and greetings cards. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known.

Its goal is to honor the men and women whose devotion to children strengthens families and society in general, whether they are actual parents or parental figures. Among the activities of the day, “Parents of the Year” will be recognized at local, state and national levels.

Presently, there are 76.5 million parents living with children in the household. The great majority are parent couples, but over 13 million are single parents.

You can find more facts about America’s people, places and economy from the American Community Survey here.

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