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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).

Profile America's Facts for Features similarly provides statistics related to observances and holidays not covered by Stats for Stories. For observances not listed below, please see Facts for Features in the Newsroom.

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Bill of Rights Day (1791): December 15, 2022
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution focus on individual rights and were ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. Amendment I protects freedom of expression.


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Pennsylvania 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1787): December 12, 2022
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution on December 12, 1787. It was the second of the original 13 colonies to join the Union.


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Mississippi 205th Anniversary of Statehood (1817): December 10, 2022
Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, as the 20th state, with generally the same boundary as the present state.


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Delaware 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1787): December 7, 2022
Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787. It was the first of the original 13 colonies to join the Union and is thus known as “The First State.”


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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: December 7, 2022
According to the 2021 American Community Survey, of the 16.5 million veterans in the U.S., 4.0 million were 75 years and older and 182,603 were WWII veterans.


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National Miners Day: December 6, 2022
Q2 2022 Quarterly Financial Report found mining corporations had unadjusted sales of $146.9B, up $68.5B from Q2 2021, and up $27.7B from Q1 sales of $119.1B.


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Cyber Monday: November 28, 2022
According to USA.Gov, “Cyber Monday is the day with sales and discounts across online retailers.” Check out these shopping stats and other links.


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Small Business Saturday: November 26, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns series counted 8,000,178 establishments in the U.S. Most (6,819,150) had less than 20 employees and averaged about 4.4 each.


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Black Friday: November 25, 2022
According to 2020 County Business Patterns, the retail trade sector had 1,036,821 establishments, 15.8 million employees and $484.9 billion in annual payroll.


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Native American Heritage Day: November 25, 2022
The July 1, 2021, population estimate for American Indian and Alaska Native alone population is 4.4M and the alone or in combination population is 7.2M.


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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™: November 20 – December 18
The 22nd World Cup - the first hosted in the Middle East - saw 206 countries compete for 32 slots. The 2023 Women’s World Cup is in Australia and New Zealand.


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National Child's Day: November 20, 2022
The majority of America’s 72.6M children under 18 live with two parents (70%). The second most common are children living with mother only (22%).


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National Family Week: November 20-26, 2022
According to the 2021 American Community Survey, average family size has shrunk from 3.20 in 2007 to 3.15 in 2021. There are about 82.5 million families.


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America Recycles Day: November 15, 2022
Did you know a recent EPA study found that recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for 681,000 jobs and $37.8 billion in wages?


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Geography Awareness Week: November 14-18, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns counted 1,015 Geophysical Surveying and Mapping establishments in the U.S. with 8,139 employees and a $633.6M annual payroll.


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American Education Week: November 13-19, 2022
In the U.S., per student (public pre-K through 12th grade) spending was $13,494 in FY2020, a 2.33% increase from 2019, and enrollment was 48.0 million.


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National STEM Day: November 8, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated the total civilian population age 16+ employed in STEM occupations at 10.8M. Women are 26.7% and earn 84.1% of men.


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National Aviation History Month: November 2022
The 2021 M3 Survey reported the seasonally adjusted value of shipments of U.S. total defense aircraft and parts at $63.9B and nondefense at $112.0B.


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National Diabetes Month: November 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns program counted 8,330 kidney dialysis centers in the U.S. with 132,491 paid employees and a $7.4 billion annual payroll.


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National Family Caregivers Month: November 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey counted 777,894 personal care aides, 380,451 childcare workers, and 261,045 home health aides.


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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 29, 2022
The U.S. seasonally adjusted total value of shipments of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing grew from $67B in 1992 to $255B in 2021.


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National Nut Day: October 22, 2022
According to foreign trade stats, US exports of nuts were valued at $9.28B in 2020, up from $4.90B in 2010. Imports were $2.86B in 2020, up from $1.48B in 2010.


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The Incandescent Light Bulb (1879): October 22-23, 2022
On Oct. 22-23, 1879, Edison’s team made a light bulb with a carbonized filament of uncoated cotton thread that lasted 14.5 hours, long enough to light a home.


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Earth Science Week: October 9-15, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated about 11.1M civilians aged 16 and over were employed in computer, engineering, and science occupations.


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Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimates there were about 375,000 civilians employed full-time as firefighters, fire inspectors, and supervisors in the U.S.


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Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage): October 9, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated 9.9M people in the U.S. reported Nordic ancestry (Danish, Finnish, Icelander, Norwegian, Scandinavian and Swedish).


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German-American Day: October 6, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated there were 42.2M people reporting German ancestry out of a total U.S. population of 331.9M , or about 12.7%.


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National Manufacturing Week: October 3-7, 2022
The U.S. Census Bureau joins a group of public and private organizations in celebrating the importance of the manufacturing sector of the nation’s economy.


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Global Diversity Awareness Month: October 2022
Diversity is all the ways in which we differ: race, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, parental status, educational background, etc.


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Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month: October 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated out of a total U.S. population of 331.9 million, 15.9 million people reported Italian ancestry, or about 4.8%.


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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated that among noninstitutionalized civilians with a disability in the U.S., 7.9M are employed and 0.9M are unemployed.


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National Energy Awareness Month: October 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns report on electric power generation counted 3,664 establishments with 127,456 paid employees and an annual payroll of $15.9B.


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National Seafood Month: October 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns counted 10,772 establishments, $4.54B annual payroll, and 70,725 employees in fishing, seafood, and marina industries.


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Polish-American Heritage Month: October 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. population at 331.9M. About 8.2M (roughly 2.5%) reported Polish ancestry.


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National Coffee Day: September 29, 2022
U.S. imports of green coffee were $3.5B in the first half of 2022, up from $2.1B in the first half of 2021 according to U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade stats.


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Ancestor Appreciation Day: September 27, 2022
From the 2021 American Community Survey, the top reported ancestries in the U.S. are German 42.2M, English 31.8M, Irish 31.5M, American 17.7M and Italian 15.9M.

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