MERIC Father's Day Fun Facts & Figures

Father and Children Father's Day has been a day to honor and recognize the men and father figures that have made a difference in our lives. Over three in four Missourians plan to celebrate Father's Day this year on June 15, 2014. MERIC has compiled 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.

$12.5 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.

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. Missouri Sporting Goods Stores employed 13,912 people earning over $85 million in 2013. (NAICS 444110)


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

**Totals could be more than 100% because survey respondents could choose more than one place to shop.

U.S. Census Bureau
National Retail Federation
Prosper Insights and Analytics

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages



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