Leisure time in America 2017

Leisure Time in America (Infographic)

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Leisure time in America 96 of people age 15 and over who engage in some sort of leisure activity, on an average day.

From 2003 to 2016, the percentage of people who participated in sports, exercise, or recreation on an average day rose from 17 to 21%

Men spent 44 minutes per day more in leisure activities per day than did women (5.5 hours, compared with 4.8 hours).

Employed adults living in households with no children under age 18 engaged in leisure and sports activities for 4.5 hours per day, 1.2 hours more than employed adults living with a child under age 6. —from the American Use Survey, released July 2017 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2016 the number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 16.6 percent—most of those being microbreweries — The Brewers Association, March 2017 report

In 2016, the 5K maintained the #1 position of all race distances with 8.2 million finishers, claiming 49% of all finishers in the U.S., while the halfmarathon again held the #2 position with approximately 11% of the finishers, followed by the 10K (7%). — from Running USA U.S. Road Race Trends, March 23, 2017

Non-traditional races, including obstacle course races (OCRs), have exploded in popularity over the past few years, now outranking traditional road races in participation. — from Active.com