Participants in gymnastics in the U.S. from 2006 to 2017

Number of participants in gymnastics in the United States from 2006 to 2017 (in millions)*

by S. Lock, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Participants in gymnastics in the U.S. from 2006 to 2017 The number of U.S. participants in gymnastics aged six years and older amounted to approximately 4.81 million in 2017, down from the previous year’s participation by around 10 percent. A participant is defined as an individual who took part in gymnastics at least once in the given year.
Gymnastics in the U.S.

While participation has decreased, national interest in the sport is relatively high and estimated to keep increasing - in 2018, it was estimated that around 6.8 million Americans were very interested in gymnastics. Part of the rise in interest could be due to the variety and dedication required by gymnasts. The sport primarily includes exercises that require balance, flexibility, strength and control. These exercises can include vault, floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars, uneven bars, balance beam, high bar and still rings.

Youth participation

Children in the U.S. have also shown an attraction to gymnastics. In 2017, 3.1 percent of 6 to 12-year-olds participated regularly in the sport, a figure which has grown over the past 3 years. There is also a clear interest in high school gymnastics in the U.S. with almost 19 thousand high school gymnastic participants in 2017/2018. The majority of this number is female.
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Number of participants in gymnastics in the United States from 2006 to 2017 (in millions)*

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