Welcome to the comprehensive collection of skateboarding stats. As skateboarding getting more and more popular, we thought why not make a list skateboard stats which will give you the information at a glance.

These stats for skateboards illustrate this sports potential, future revenue and injuries-harm it occurred in past. So let’s jump into the list.

List of Top 45 Skateboarding Stats

  • Skateboarding was born in the late 1940s
  • Skateboarding is a $4.8 billion dollar market.
  • About 11 million people self-report that they enjoy skateboarding on a regular basis.
  • 77%. That’s the percentage of skateboarders that prefer to shop with small specialty brands rather than the top brand names that are on the market.
  • Since 2007, skateboarding sales have dropped by 2% every year.
  • Skateboarders are also getting older. In 2006, 71% of the group were in the 12-17 age demographic. Today only 45% is 12-17.
  • The only youth demographic that is growing in the skateboarding market is the 9 and under group and that’s only because they have a greater overall population base.
  • Only 3.1% of skateboard sales occur in sporting goods stores.
  • Skate hardgoods sales fell 10% in 2008 and were down 23 percent in Jan/Feb 2009 combined, yet only 40% of
  • Skateboarders actually wear the appropriate gear when they ride.
  • The cost of an average pair of skateboarding shoes: $50-$100.
  • The most common place to ride a skateboard outside of a park: the driveway. It may cost up to $500 to have a professionally designed ramp installed.
  • A skate shop owner operating a store that sold $475,000 worth of goods might only net about $30,000 in profit.
  • A store with an Internet presence instead of a physical retail store space might earn $100,000 per year or more in profit with comparable sales.
  • There are 16-million skateboarders in the U.S., and more than twenty-million internationally (including U.S.).
  • In 2006, more than 10 million people in the United States said that they were skateboarders. That number has declined every year except in 2012 when more than 1 million were added to the ranks over the year before.
  • The United States accounts for more than 50% of the total skateboarding market.
  • According to BJS statistics, the skateboarding industry looks to stay on par with industry growth and job creation through 2020
  • 500. That’s the total number of skateboarding parks that exist in the United States right now.
  • Despite its downward trends, skateboarding is still ranked as a Top 10 global sport.
  • A professional skateboard, similar to ones you see on TV and in professional tournaments, can run around $100 to $250.
  • For beginners, a skateboard can be purchased for as little as $20. Mid-range skateboards may be as cheap as $40 for those who want to begin practicing tricks.
  • A skateboard that includes no graphics can run $50 to $110. Adding graphics to an existing skateboard can cost $1 to $10 per decal.
  • In 2009 there were 9,281,500 skateboarders in the United States.
  • In 2010 there were 308,747,508 people in the United States.
  • In 2010, 73,173,159 people in the U.S. were under 18 years old.
  • A vast majority of skateboarders are also under 18 years old.
  • 73-million young people in the US, 6-million of them are skaters.
  • 8.6% of American youth have ridden a skateboard in the last year.”
  • 20% of those that have “stepped on” a skateboard in the last year actually skate regularly and actively build their skateboarding skills. These are the core skaters.
  • 3,150,000 American youth (or 1.7% of all youth) are core skaters that would benefit from access to a skatepark today.
  • Core skaters are defined as having skated 52+ times per year (once a week, on average).
  • In 2009, the core represented 27.8% of all skateboarding, whereas in 2010 it was 45.2%.
  • Over 40% of skateboarders ride both long-boards and “trick” boards.
  • Of all skaters, 77.1% are male, whereas 83.4% of core skaters are male.
  • 23.9% of all skaters are female, while 16.6% of all core skaters are female.
  • Skateboarders are, on average, 14-year-old males
  • In 2015, 125,145 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms after being injured skateboarding.
  • More than half injured in 2015 were ages 14 to 24, and about one-third were between the ages of 5 and 14, according to Injury Facts 2017
  • The core skater, or someone who skates 26 times or more per year, has dipped, while the casual skater (1-25 times per year) has continued to climb since 2011.
  • The average age of skateboarders is between 13 and 14 and they participate in the sport on average 50.8 days in the year. 90% of them are male and 60% are under 15.
  • Sprains, fractures, contusions, and abrasions are the most common form of injury. 74% of injuries were to the extremities. Among these broken wrists (19%), ankles (11%), face (16%) and long bone fractures are the most common injuries.
  • Head injuries accounted for around 20% of all injuries
  • Serious injuries, concussion, blunt trauma, skull fracture or closed head injuries represented 3.1% of all injuries to skateboarders.
  • Head injuries account for a much higher proportion of injuries for skaters under 10.

All stats are sourced from: Brandongaille, PublicSkateParkGuide, NSC, Grindtv and Rospa.