September is National Grandparents Month, and if you still have your grandparents or are grandparents yourselves, you know what an important role they play in our families.

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Here are some interesting grandparents' facts according to grandparents.com:

"Fact: Today, there are 70 million grandparents in the nation.

Grandparents represent one-third of the population with 1.7 million new grandparents added to the ranks every year.

Grandparents lead 37% of all U.S. households in this country — that's 44 million households nationwide. And that number is increasing at twice the average annual rate of U.S. households overall — with the number to hit 50 million by 2015.

Fact: Grandparents love being grandparents.

72% think being a grandparent is the single most important and satisfying thing in their life.

90% enjoy talking about their grandkids to just about everyone

Fact: they are younger than ever before.

43% became grandparents in their fifties, 37% in their forties, with the average age of grandparents in this country at 48."