Father's Day Fun Facts & Figures from MERIC

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For over a century Father's Day has been a day to honor and recognize the men and father figures that have made a difference in our lives. This year we celebrate Father's Day on June 16, 2013. MERIC has assembled some fun facts and figures about the Father’s Day holiday.

Father's Day Facts:

70.1 Million
Estimated number of fathers across the nation.

The year President Lyndon Johnson signed a Presidential Proclamation on the declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day.

Richard Nixon 
Signed the law in 1972, making Father's Day a national day of recognition.

Spokane, Washington 
The city that held the first Father's Day Celebration.

$13.2 Billion
The total number of dollars Americans plan to spend on Father's Day this year in the nation.

The amount each Midwesterner, including Missourians, plans to spend on Father's Day this year up over 10% from last year.

Top dollar expenditure that Americans plan to honor their loved ones for Father's Day.

2010 Father's DAy Midwest Spending Plans


The number of sporting good stores in Missouri to purchase Dad something on his must-have list.


The percent of Midwest gift-givers that plan to purchase a greeting card for Father's Day.

Department Store 

The number one place gift givers will shop for Dad.

Father's Day Shopping Plans 2012

U.S. Census Bureau
National Retail Federation



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