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Profile America's Stats for Stories provides links to timely story ideas highlighting the Census Bureau's newsworthy statistics that relate to current events, observances, holidays, and anniversaries. The story ideas are intended to assist the media in story mining and producing content for their respective audiences. Dates with Presidential Proclamations are marked with (P).

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June 04, 2018
The Annual Survey of Manufactures found that the products shipments value of cheese manufacturing in the U.S. grew from $23B in 2006 to $40B in 2016.
June 2018
2017 Population Estimates found housing stock grew by 1M last year, reaching 137M units, yet growth remains below 2007 levels in nearly all states.
June 2018
The 2016 American Community Survey estimates there were 887,456 same-sex couple households in the U.S. More than half (486,994) were spousal couples.
June 2018
The International Data Base reports the 2018 population of the 25 Caribbean countries is 42M. Puerto Rico has 3.3M and the U.S. Virgin Islands have 107,000.
June 01, 2018
Doughnut shop sales more than doubled in 15 years from 1997 to 2012 — growing from $2.3B to nearly $5B according to economic censuses by the Census Bureau.
June 2018
There are 254 coastline counties in the U.S. located in three coastline regions across 23 states: the Atlantic (129), Gulf of Mexico (56), and Pacific (69).
May 29, 2018
Wisconsin joined the union on May 29, 1848, as the 30th state. Known as the Badger State and America's Dairyland, its motto is Forward.
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day, established in 1868 as Decoration Day, honors over 1 million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War began in 1861.
May 28, 2018
The 2012 Economic Census counted 68,707 establishments with principle menu type of hamburgers. The 2017 Economic Census will update the count in the future.
May 23, 2018
South Carolina joined the union on May 23, 1788, the eighth of the original 13 colonies to do so. The Palmetto State’s motto is “While I Breathe I Hope.”
May 21, 2018
The 2016 American Community Survey counted 2,254,340 waiters and waitresses age 16 and over employed in the U.S. One-third were full-time and 70% were female.
May 19, 2018
In 2016, of the 258 million people 16 years and over in the U.S., about 1 million or 0.4% were employed in the armed forces.
May 13, 2018
The Current Population Survey, June 2016, counted 76M women ages 15 to 50 years and found 43M were mothers who had 95M children ever born.
May 11, 2018
Minnesota joined the Union on May 11, 1858, as the 32nd state. Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," the state motto is L'Étoile du Nord, “Star of the North.”
May 07, 2018
Many in the U.S. report ancestry from Europe: German 45M, Irish 32M, English 24M, Italian 17M, Polish 9M, French 8M, Scottish 5.7M, Dutch 4M, and so on.
May 07, 2018
The 2016 American Community Survey counted about 4.7 M teachers in the U.S. including preschool to postsecondary, special ed and other teachers and instructors.
May 04, 2018
The 2016 American Community Survey counted 2.3 million registered nurses in the U.S. in 2016, up from 1.9 million in 2010, an increase of about 418,000.
May 03, 2018
The Commerce Dept. reported that March exports were $208.5 B, $4.2 B more than February exports. March imports were $257.5 B, $4.6 B less than February imports.
May 01, 2018
All businesses with paid employees, except those covered by the Census of Agriculture and the Census of Governments, are counted in the economic census.
May 2018
In 2016, the Census Bureau estimated that about 860,000 workers in the U.S. bicycled to work, up from about 730,000 in 2010 and 620,000 in 2006.
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