Father's Day has been a day to honor and recognize the men and father figures that have made a difference in our lives. Strong consumer confidence is allowing our Dad's to reap the benefits. Nationwide, consumers are projected to spend $16 billion, up from $15.3 billion last year. The average Midwest consumer, including those in Missouri, plan to spend $111.74. Almost three in four people in the Midwest plan to celebrate Father's Day on June 16, 2019. Enjoy the holiday with MERIC's compilation of the 2019 Father’s Day fun facts and figures.
Father's Day Facts:
June 17, 1910
First Father's Day Celebration held in Spokane, Washington.
The woman who suggested the first Father's Day - a day in May to honor her Father who had been a Civil war veteran.
The year President Lyndon Johnson signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day.
Signed the law in 1972, making Father's Day a national day of recognition.
The city that held the first Father's Day Celebration.
The number of single fathers in 2017 living with their children under age 18.
The number of single fathers in 2017 living with their children under age 18 in Missouri.
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.
Percent of consumers that will shop online.
The number of sporting good stores in Missouri in 2018 to purchase Dad something on his must-have list. (NAICS 451110).
The number of hardware stores in Missouri in 2018 to purchase Dad something on his fix-it list. (NAICS 444110 & 444430).
The number of consumers that will give their husbands a gift on Father's Day.
The highest spending age group for Father's Day.
The number one place gift givers will shop for Dad.
U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder
National Retail Federation
Prosper Insights and Analytics
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages