Who Skydives?

In April 2016, members received the 2015 annual skydiving survey. The results provide a snapshot about who skydives and where they come from. Total number of USPA members at the end of 2015 was 37,449. (Min. 36,818, Max. 38,305, Mean 37,662).

Age
17 or younger
0%
18-20  2%
21-29  19%
30-39  29%
40-49  20%
50-59  16%
60 or older
 14%
Members by Gender

Year - 2014
Male - 86%
Female - 13%
Unreported - 1%
Total - 36,770

Total Jumps
0
  1%
1-25
   7%
26-500    48%
501-1,000    14%
1,001-10,000    28%
10,001+    2%
Incidents and Accidents

There were approximately 6,967 reserve rides in the U.S. in 2015.
(0.20% of all jumps, or 1 reserve ride in every 500 skydives)

USPA members reported 1,920 injuries in the U.S. in 2015.
(0.06% of all jumps, or 1 injury in every 1,800 skydives)

There were 21 skydiving fatalities in the U.S. in 2015.
(0.001% of all jumps, or 1 fatality in every 165,172 skydives)

Members by Occupation

Not Reported - 24%
Military - 11%
Business Management - 8%
Skydiving - 7%
Engineering - 6%
Computer Industry - 5%
Medical Field - 4%
Retired - 4%
Sales/Marketing - 4%
Administration - 3%
Building Trades - 3%
Education - 3%
Students - 3%
Aviation - 3%
Entertainment - 2%
Law Enforcement - 2%
Maintenance - 2%
Self-Employed - 2%
Auto Mechanic - 1%
Factory Worker - 1%
Hospitality - 1%
Unemployed - 1%

Members by Region

Central - 5.3%
Eastern - 9.4%
Foreign - 16.2%
Gulf - 5.0%
Mid-Atlantic - 9.0%
Mideastern - 4.4%
Mountain - 7.3%
North Central - 3.0%
Northeastern - 3.7%
Northwest - 4.9%
Overseas/Military - 1.6%
Pacific - 5.1%
Southeast - 9.9%
Southern - 3.4%
Southwest - 3.3%
Western - 8.5%