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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Memorial Day: May 30, 2022
Memorial Day, established in 1868 as Decoration Day, honors the 1.2 million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War began in 1861.
National Maritime Day: May 22, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns counted 140,169 employees in ship and boat building, 102,084 in support activities, and 66,998 in marine cargo handling.
Armed Forces Day: May 21, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. had 254.0 million people 18 years and over, and of those, 17.4 million, or 6.86 percent, were veterans.
National Waitstaff Day: May 21, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey counted 2,167,363 waiters/waitresses ages 16 and over employed in the U.S. About 34.4% were full-time and 69.2% were female.
National Police Week: May 15-21, 2022
In March 2019, the Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll counted 906,037 full-time police employees in the US with a monthly payroll of $5.98 billion.
Europe Day: May 9, 2022
Millions in the U.S. report European ancestry: German 40.4, Irish 30.4, English 23.6, Italian 16.1, Polish 9.0, French 7.1, Scottish 5.1, Dutch 3.6, and so on.
Mother’s Day: May 8, 2022
The June 2018 Fertility Supplement to the Current Population Survey estimated out of 76M women ages 15 to 50, 43M were mothers who had 94M children ever born.
National Nurses Day and Week: May 6 and May 6-12, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 2,389,655 registered nurses, 920,780 nursing assistants, and 585,167 licensed practical and vocational nurses.
National Teacher Appreciation Week and Day: May 2-6 and May 3, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey counted about 5.74M teachers in the U.S. including preschool to postsecondary, special ed, tutors, assistants, and other.
National Bike Month: May 2022
In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 805,722 workers in the U.S. bicycled to work, down from about 865,000 in 2012, and up from 665,000 in 2007.
Older Americans Month: May 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 54,074,028 people aged 65 and over in the U.S. out of a total population of 328,239,523, or 16.5%.
Public Service Recognition Week: May 1-7, 2022
The 2020 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll counted 15.1M full-time and 4.7M part-time employees working in state and local government in the U.S.
Small Business Week: May 1-7, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns found that the 4.3M of all 8.0M establishments in the U.S. had 1 to 4 employees. Just under 200,000 had 100 employees or more.
World Trade Month and Week: May and May 15-21, 2022
On April 5, 2022, the FT900 reported the goods and services deficit was $89.2B in February, down less than $0.1B from $89.2B in January, revised.
Louisiana 210th Anniversary of Statehood (1812): April 30, 2022
Louisiana was admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812, as the 18th state. Nickname: Pelican State. Motto: Union, Justice, Confidence.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 30, 2022
The U.S. seasonally adjusted total value of shipments of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing grew from $67B in 1992 to $255B in 2021.
National Arbor Day: April 29, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns program counted 8,366 forestry and logging establishments, with 51,928 paid employees and $2.6B in annual payroll.
National Telephone Day: April 25, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey found that just 1.0% (1,263,227) occupied housing units out of 122,802,852 had no telephone service available.
Administrative Professionals Week and Day: April 24-30 & 27, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 2,009,727 secretaries and administrative assistants including 219,808 executive, 51,042 legal, and 58,533 medical.
World Book and Copyright Day: April 23, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns counted 6,928 establishments as book stores and news dealers, down from 7,996 in 2014, a period of five years.
Earth Day: April 22, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns found 1,567 establishments in hydro-solar-wind-geothermal-biomass-other electric power generation with 18,794 paid employees.
National Kindergarten Day: April 21, 2022
The 2020 Current Population Survey found 3.7M children in kindergarten, a drop of 359,000 in one year, and the lowest since 2002.
National Tax Day: April 18, 2022*
Q4 2021 combined state and local tax revenues for property, sales and gross receipts, and income taxes increased 13.1% to $480.7B from $425.0B in Q4 2020.
National Volunteer Week: April 17-23, 2022
The 2019 Volunteering in America Report found 77.9M adults (30 percent) volunteered 5.8B hours. Economic value was estimated at $147B.
National Pet Day: April 11, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated full-time, year-round civilian employed veterinarians at 71,009, assistants 36,286, and animal trainers 34,038.
National Siblings Day: April 10, 2022
In 2021, most of America’s children under 18 lived with siblings: 28.2M with one, 17.9M with two, 7.2M with three, 2.5M with four, and 1.7M with five or more.
Major League Baseball Opening Day: April 7, 2022
The 2021 Population Estimates of the 25 metro areas with MLB teams found the largest is New York with 19,768,458 and the smallest is Milwaukee with 1,566,487.
National Beer Day: April 7, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns program counted 4,317 breweries with 84,503 employees and $3.7B annual payroll. Another survey, ASM, had sales at 29.9B.
64th GRAMMY Awards: April 3, 2022
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, there were 26,624 music directors and composers, and 50,740 musicians and singers in the United States.
National Library Week: April 3-9, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 139,287 full-time librarians and media collections specialists. There are a total of 116,867 libraries in the U.S.
NCAA Women’s and Men’s Basketball Final Fours: April 1-4, 2022
To observe March Madness in 2022, we offer stats about the hometowns of the Final Four women’s and men’s teams, plus the two host cities.
Community College Month: April 2022
In 2020, the Current Population Survey estimated the number of college students enrolled in two-year institutions was 3.7M, a 2.0M decrease from 5.7M in 2011.
National Doctors Day: March 30, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 698,316 civilians 16 years and over were employed as “Other physicians.” Median earnings was $217,588.
Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: March 29, 2022
The 2019 Statistics of U.S. Businesses counted employment of 133.0M, of which 71.3M worked for enterprises with 500+ employees and 61.7M for those under 500.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day: March 29, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 6.19 million living Americans are veterans of the Vietnam War. We also honor 58,318 dead and 1,584 unaccounted for.