Grandparents Day

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter designated the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. If you missed National Grandparents’ Day, you are probably not alone.

However, we best not forget grandparents and the increasingly important role they play in many families and the economy.

The U.S. Census, reports that there were 221 million people in the United States age 21 years and older in 2010.

What percentage of the 221 million adults in the U.S. in 2010 were grandparents?

A. 14 percent
B. 18 percent
C. 23 percent
D. 29 percent


D. 29 percent

According to a recent report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute, 29 percent of the adults in the U.S. over the age of 21 are grandparents (an estimated 65 million grandparents).

The majority of grandparents are younger than 65 years old. By 2020, grandparents will comprise nearly one-third of the U.S. adult population.

The full report, American Grandparents: New Insights for of New Generation of Grandparents.