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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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German-American Day: October 6, 2022
October 06, 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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Global Diversity Awareness Month: October 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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World Tourism Day: September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022
Trade.gov/SelectUSA reports that the U.S. travel and tourism industry generated almost $1.9T in economic output in 2019, supporting 9.2M jobs and 2.9% of GDP.


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Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day: September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936, (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), designated the last Sunday in September as "Gold Star Mother's Day."


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National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022
The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation found 35.8M anglers, 11.5M hunters, and 86.0M wildlife watchers spent $156.9B.


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Minority Enterprise Development Week: September 18-24, 2022
September 18, 2022
The 2019 Annual Business Survey counted 1,077,319 minority firms with 9,348,384 employees and $344.5 billion in annual payroll.


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Unmarried and Single Americans Week: September 18-24, 2022
September 18, 2022
In 2021, about 46.4% of Americans aged 18 and over, or 117.6 million, were unmarried according to the Current Population Survey.


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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated there were 310.7M citizens and 21.2M noncitizens in the U.S. About 281.1M citizens were born in the U.S.


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National Dance Day: September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns estimated 710 dance companies in the U.S. with 11,055 employees and an annual payroll of $333.4 million.


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Mexico Independence Day (1810): September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock estimated Mexico’s 2022 population at 129.2M and the U.S. at 332.8M, the world’s 10th and 3rd most populous countries.


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National Stepfamily Day: September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 59.5M biological children, 1.4M adopted children, and 2.4M stepchildren out of 32.5M householders.


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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022
September 15, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. population at 328,239,523. This includes 60,481,746 (about 18.4%) who identified as Hispanic or Latino.


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74th Emmy Awards (Television): September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns reports 2,109 establishments in television broadcasting with 137,106 employees and a $13.3 billion annual payroll.


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National Staffing Employee Week: September 12-18, 2022
September 12, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns program counted 53,330 employment services establishments with a total of 7,050,453 paid employees and a $335B annual payroll.


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National Grandparents Day: September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022
In 2019, there were an estimated 7.0 million grandparents living with a grandchild under 18, 2.3 million of whom were responsible for most of their basic care.


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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: September 11
September 11, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 190,799 emergency medical technicians and paramedics, up from 136,900 in 2010.


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Brazil Independence Day (1822): September 7, 2022
September 07, 2022
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the July 1, 2022, population of Brazil at 217.2M (7th most populous) and the U.S. at 332.8M (3rd).


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Labor Day: September 5, 2022
September 05, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 113.9M full-time, year-round civilian employed population aged 16 and over in the U.S., up from 94.7M in 2010.


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National Preparedness Month: September 2022
September 2022
When major disasters strike, visit the Census Bureau's Emergency Management page (under TOPIC) to access demographic and economic data for the impacted areas.


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National Wilderness Month: September 2022
September 2022
The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which now includes 803 areas (111,706,287) in 44 states and Puerto Rico.


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National Petroleum Day: August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services reported seasonally adjusted petroleum exports were 16.0% of U.S. goods exports in June 2022 vs 10.9% in 2019.


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Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022
According to the Current Population Survey, 2020 voter turnout was 68.4% for women and 65.0% for men. About 9.7 million more women than men voted.


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National Senior Citizens Day: August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022
According to U.S. Census Bureau, there were 40.3M U.S. residents 65 years and older in the 2010 Census and 54.1M in the July 1, 2019, population estimates.


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Woodward Dream Cruise: August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022
The 26th Woodward Dream Cruise was canceled in 2021. Past cruises drew 40,000 classic cars and 1.5M people along its route from Ferndale to Pontiac, Mich.


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National Aviation Day: August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022
The Quarterly Service Survey estimated U.S. total revenue for air transportation was $101.6B in 2020, down from $148.4B in 2010. Q4 2019 was a record $60.5B.


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Indonesia Independence Day (1945): August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022
The Census Bureau’s International Database estimated the July 1, 2022, population of Indonesia at 277.3M (4th most populous) and the U.S. at 332.8M (3rd).


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National Thrift Store Day: August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022
According to 2019 County Business Patterns stats, there were 19,292 used merchandise stores in the U.S. with 201,337 employees and a $4.16B annual payroll.


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India Independence Day (1947): August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022
The U.S. Census Bureau’s International Database estimates the July 1, 2022, population of India at 1.4B and the United States at 332.8M.


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Pakistan Independence Day (1947): August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022
The Census Bureau’s International Database estimated the July 1, 2022, population of Pakistan at 242.9M and the U.S. at 332.8M.

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