U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 19: Father's Day

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

FATHER’S DAY

Profile America — Sunday, June 19th. This is one of the nation’s favorite days — Father’s Day. Aside from the usual observance, with cards, a gift, or dinner at his favorite restaurant, it’s a day to say thanks to the dads, stepfathers, grandfathers, and other father figures for all they’ve done to help raise the following generation. The occasion dates back to 1910, when Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington wanted to honor her father, who raised six children by himself after his wife died. The idea caught on and spread across the country but didn’t become official until 1966.  Thirty-four million men are the fathers in households with natural, step or adopted children of any age. Nearly 25 million of them are part of married couple families with children younger than 18. You can find more facts about America’s people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.

Sources: 
Fathers Day background: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2015/cb15-ff110.html 
Fathers in households: http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/files/cps2015/tabA3.xls

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of 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

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