Must-Know Lacrosse Popularity Statistics [Current Data]

In this post, we will explore a collection of compelling statistics that shed light on the growing popularity and impact of lacrosse in North America. From its historical roots to current participation numbers and future trends, these statistics provide a comprehensive overview of the sport’s presence and significance in the region.

Statistic 1

"Lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America, dating back to the 17th century."

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Statistic 2

"In 2018, there were 330,919 combined male and female high school lacrosse participants in the U.S."

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Statistic 3

"Lacrosse is among the fastest-growing sports in the United States."

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"In 2019, Canada had 1,509 registered lacrosse teams."

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"The National Lacrosse League (NLL) average attendance in the 2019-2020 season was 6,316 fans per game."

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"There are currently 73 NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse programs in the U.S."

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"From 2008 to 2018, youth lacrosse participation in the United States increased by 25%."

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"From 2001 to 2014, lacrosse participation in the U.S. increased by 218.6%."

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"The 2022 World Lacrosse Championship is expected to have participation from over 30 countries, making it the largest in history."

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"According to a 2018 survey, 41.6% of lacrosse players in the U.S. come from households with a combined income of over $100,000."

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"25.4% of high schools in the United States sponsor lacrosse teams."

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"In the United States, the number of college lacrosse programs has increased by over 60% since 1982."

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"Maryland is considered the U.S. hotbed for lacrosse, with 63 NCAA Division I lacrosse players per 100,000 residents."

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"High school boys’ lacrosse had a 5.5% increase in participation between the 2014/15 and 2018/19 school years."

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Statistic 15

"The top 3 states with the most high school lacrosse participants in the U.S. are New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania."

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The statistics presented highlight the growing popularity of lacrosse in North America, with a significant increase in participation at the high school and collegiate levels, as well as a surge in youth involvement. The sport’s longstanding history combined with its increasing appeal is evident through the rising number of teams and players across both the U.S. and Canada. As lacrosse continues to expand its reach globally and attract players from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, it solidifies its position as one of the most rapidly growing sports in the region.

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