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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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Juneteenth (1865): June 19, 2024
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. as issued by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. In 2021, it became our newest national holiday.

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2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30
The U.S. Census Bureau’s OnTheMap for Emergency Management offers real-time access to data about the people living and working in areas affected by hurricanes.

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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: June 2024
The 2022 American Community Survey estimated there were 1.3M same-sex couple households in the U.S., and of them, 58% (740,523) were married couples.

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*Special Edition* 75th Anniversary of NATO (1949): April 4, 2024
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown from 12 to 32 countries with an estimated total 2024 population of 981M. The largest is the U.S. (342M).

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Arab American Heritage Month: April 2024
Over 3.5 million people identified as Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) in the 2020 Census. The largest Arab groups were Lebanese, Egyptian and Syrian.

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Community College Month: April 2024
In 2022, the Current Population Survey estimated there were 3.5M college students enrolled in two-year institutions, down 2.2M from 5.7M in 2011.

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National Doctors Day: March 30, 2024
The American Community Survey estimates there were 733,169 civilians 16 years and over employed as “Other physicians” in 2022. Median earnings were $234,274.

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Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: March 29, 2024
The Country Business Patterns program counted 128.3M employment in 2021: 69.4M worked for enterprises with 500+ employees, 59.0M under 500 and 21.5M under 20.

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day: March 29, 2024
The 2022 American Community Survey estimated 5.44 million living Americans are veterans of the Vietnam War. We also honor 58,220 dead and 1,577 unaccounted for.

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Major League Baseball Opening Day: March 28, 2024
The 2023 Population Estimates of the 25 metro areas with MLB teams found the largest is New York with 19,498,249 and the smallest is Milwaukee with 1,560,424.

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World Water Day: March 22, 2023
Total U.S. construction spending on water supply hit a high of $2.7B in October 2023. That same month had record spending on sewage and waste disposal of $4.1B.

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National Single Parent Day: March 21, 2024
The Current Population Survey (CPS) estimates there were 9.8M one-parent households (7.3M mother only and 2.5M father only) in 2023, compared to 1.5M in 1950.

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Certified Nurses Day: March 19, 2024
The 2022 American Community Survey estimates there were 2,607,050 registered nurses employed full-time, year-round in the U.S. (2,247,784 female, 359,266 male).

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National Poultry Day: March 19, 2024
The County Business Patterns program counted 526 poultry processing establishments in the U.S. with 238,200 employees earning $9.45B in annual payroll in 2021.

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National Agriculture Week and Day: March 17-23 and 19, 2024
The 2022 American Community Survey estimates there were 463,298 farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers (402,198 male and 61,100 female) in the U.S.

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National Potato Chip Day: March 14, 2024
The U.S. exported $230.6M of potato chips (“prepared or preserved, not frozen”) in 2023. The top importing countries were Canada, Mexico, UAE and Philippines.

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Pi Day: March 14, 2024
The first 6 digits of pi (π) are 3.14159, which means a good time to celebrate on March 14 (3/14) at 1:59 (am/pm). Pi is infinitely long, a never-ending number.

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Equal Pay Day: March 12, 2024
In 1973, full-time working women earned a median of 56.6 cents to every dollar men earned. In 2022 (49 years later), women earned 84.0, a gain of 27.4 cents.

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96th Oscars/Academy Awards: March 10, 2024
The 2021 Annual Business Survey reported 25,755 employer firms in motion picture and sound recording industries, 229,763 employees, and a $19.1B annual payroll.

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Sunshine Week & Freedom of Information Day: March 10-16 & 16, 2024
President Johnson signed into law the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act on July 4, 1966. The American Society of News Editors launched Sunshine Week in 2005.

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International Women’s Day: March 8, 2024
From 2000 to 2022, the percentage of women who work as veterinarians, pharmacists, mathematicians, legislators, and chief executives have all increased.

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Employee Appreciation Day: March 1, 2024
The American Community Survey estimates that in 2022 there were about 117.0M full-time, year-round civilian workers ages 16 and over in the U.S. and median earn

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Frozen Food Month: March 2024
The Annual Survey of Manufacturers reported the U.S. frozen food manufacturing industry had 82,991 employees with $4.3B in annual payroll in 2021.

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Red Cross Month: March 2024
The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data critical to Emergency Management about mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

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Presidents’ Day: February 19, 2024
Observed the third Monday of February, the day honors all former U.S. presidents. President Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809.

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Singles Awareness Day: February 15, 2024
The 2022 Annual Social and Economic Supplement estimated there were 132.3M unmarried (never married, divorced and widowed) people in the U.S. ages 15 and older.

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Oregon 165th Anniversary of Statehood (1859): February 14, 2024
Oregon became a state on Feb. 14, 1859 (33rd). Nickname: The Beaver State. Motto: Alis volat propriis (She flies with her own wings).

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Valentine’s Day: February 14, 2024
According to the 2022 American Community Survey, 49.8% of men and 46.3% of women 15 years and over are now married. Never married are 37.2% men and 31.6% women.

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Mardi Gras: February 13, 2024
From Census Day (April 1) 2020 to July 1, 2022, the population of New Orleans (369,749) was down 3.7%. Louisiana was down 1.5% and the U.S. was up 0.5%.

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National Inventors’ Day: February 11, 2024
U.S. Census Bureau innovations led to the IBM Corporation, statistical sampling, the first commercial electronic computer, and geographic information systems.

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Super Bowl LVIII: February 11, 2024
The big game involves two top-50 U.S. metro areas by estimated population: #13 San Francisco (4,579,599) vs. #31 Kansas City (2,209,494), playing in Las Vegas.

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Lunar New Year: February 10, 2024
With celebrations also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, many people across the world will welcome the Year of the Dragon with reunions and hope.

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National Weatherperson’s Day: February 5, 2024
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists, will grow 4% to 10,500 from 2022 to 2032.

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66th GRAMMY Awards: February 4, 2024
According to the American Community Survey (ACS), there were 25,869 music directors and composers and 44,487 musicians and singers in the U.S. in 2022.

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Mail Carrier Day: February 4, 2024
The 2022 American Community Survey estimated 724,338 civilian employees in the U.S. Postal Service (416,258 male and 308,080 female), up from 716,936 in 2010.

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National Women Physician Day: February 3, 2024
According to the 2021 American Community Survey, there were 272,196 women physicians. Full-time earnings were $185,183.

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