The American Grandparent: 3 in 10 Adults in the U.S. Have Grandkids

A new generation of grandparents approaches the golden years. The first of a two-part series.

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  • 3 in 10: Adults in the U.S. who are grandparents
  • 70 million: Number of estimated grandparents in the U.S. by 2010
  • 54: Percentage of grandparents under age 65
  • 51: Percentage of grandparents who will be baby boomers in 2010
  • $2 trillion: Estimated amount spent by grandparents in 2009
  • $52 billion: Amount of this spending that will go toward goods and services for grandkids

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Sources: grandparents.com