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July 13, 2014

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Profile America — Sunday, July 13th. A number of special observances are held in July -- three of them just naturally go together. It's not only National Grilling Month, but also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month. Whether we call them frankfurters or just plain hot dogs, Americans eat some 7 billion of them during the summer months. While more hot dogs are consumed during the summer, they are popular all year round -- part of some $37 billion of processed meats sold in the U.S. each year. And when it comes to ice cream, we especially savor the cold treat during the summer, but spoon it out all year long. Americans consume a per capita average of 21 pounds of frozen dairy products annually. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at <>.

Sources: NAICS 311612

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: June 27, 2014