More Fun Facts About Grandparents

On the September 25th post we looked at “Ten Fun Facts about Grandparents.” and on October 9th we found “13 Fun Facts About Grandparents.”

Here are More Fun Facts About Grandparents:

  1. 60% work a full- or part-time job.
  2. 23% have started their own business
  3. One third (33%) have been married more than once
  4. 10% have a tattoo
  5. 3% have run a marathon
  6. 2% have gone skydiving

These facts are from “Surprising Facts About Grandparents” on


13 Fun Facts About Grandparents

On the September 25th post we looked at “Ten Fun Facts about Grandparents.” Would you like some more? For October, how about an even 13 Fun Facts About Grandparents?

  1. It was estimated that by 2010, more than 50% of the grandparent population would be Baby Boomers.
  2. By 2015 it is estimated that 60% of the grandparent population will be Baby Boomers.
  3. 43% of grandparents exercise or play sports.
  4. 28% volunteer regularly.
  5. 18% dance.
  6. 71% say reading is a favorite activity.
  7. 86% read a newspaper in print or online.
  8. 75% are online and 70% use search engines.
  9. 63% shop online.
  10. 46% bank online.
  11. 30% instant message.
  12. 56% share photos online.
  13. 45% use social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

These facts are from “Surprising Facts About Grandparents” on

Ten Fun Facts about Grandparents!

Just for fun, here are ten fun statistics about grandparents from

  1. The average age of grandparents in the United States is 48.
  2. 43% became grandparents in their fifties and 37% in their forties.
  3. Grandparents lead 37% of all U.S. households — that’s 44 million households nationwide.
  4. The number of households led by grandparents in the U.S. is increasing at twice the average annual rate of the U.S. households overall, with the number to hit 50 million by 2015.
  5. Grandparents represent one-third of the population.
  6. 1.7 million new grandparents are added to the ranks every year.
  7. 72% of grandparents think being a grandparent is the single most important and satisfying thing in their life.
  8. 63% say they can do a better job caring for grandchildren than they did with their own.
  9. 68% think being a grandparent brings them closer to their adult children.
  10. 90% enjoy talking about their grandkids to just about everyone.

Seriously? That last one isn’t 100%?!

We’ll do more another time. Or find more fun facts here: “Surprising Facts About Grandparents.”