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Great Outdoors Month: June 2022
The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation counted more than $157 billion in expenditures for wildlife-related recreation.
Kentucky 230th Anniversary of Statehood (1792): June 1, 2022
Kentucky joined the Union as the 15th state on June 1, 1792, after ceding from Virginia. Nickname: The Bluegrass State. Motto: United we stand, divided we fall.
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.
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 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.
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%.
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.
2020 County Business Patterns Now Available
The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP). This annual series of statistics provides subnational economic data by industry.
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 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.
Census Bureau Launches New My Community Explorer Tool
MCE is an interactive map-based tool that highlights demographic and socioeconomic data that measure inequality and can help inform data-based solutions.
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 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.
94th Academy Awards: March 27, 2022
The 2019 Annual Business Survey reports 24,230 employer firms in motion picture and sound recording industries with 326,944 employees and a $19B annual payroll.
National Poultry Day: March 19, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns program counted 524 poultry processing establishments in the U.S. with 243,310 employees earning $8.28B annual payroll.
Certified Nurses Day: March 19, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 2,523,490 registered nurses in the United States. Over 2.1 million were female and nearly 337,000 male.
Pi Day: March 14, 2022
The first six digits of pi (π) are 3.14159, which means a good time to celebrate on March 14 (3/14) is 1:59. Pi is infinitely long, a never-ending number.
Sunshine Week & Freedom of Information Day: March 13-19 & 16, 2022
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.
Frozen Food Month: March 2022
The 2020 Annual Survey of Manufacturers reported that frozen food manufacturing in the U.S. had 83,529 employees with $4.1B in annual payroll.
Valentine’s Day: February 14, 2022
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, 49.1% of men and 46.3% of women 15 years and over are now married. Never married are 37.1% men and 30.8% women.
2020 County Business Patterns ‘First Look’ Data Available
This preliminary tabulation includes the number of establishments; employment for the week of March 12; first quarter payroll; and annual payroll.
National Women Physician Day: February 3, 2022
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, there were 264,002 women physicians. Full-time earnings were $185,183.
Groundhog Day: February 2, 2022
According to NOAA, the 136th Groundhog Day originated from an ancient celebration midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox — the middle of winter.
American Heart Month: February 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimates there were 698,316 physicians, 107,710 physician assistants 19,421 radiologists and 48,495 surgeons in the U.S.
National Popcorn Day: January 19, 2022
According to the Popcorn Board, Americans consume 15 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year. That averages to about 47 quarts per person.
National Pharmacist Day: January 12, 2022
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, there were 249,804 pharmacists and 248,368 pharmacy technicians in the United States.
National Milk Day: January 11, 2022
According to the 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures, fluid milk manufacturing shipments were valued at $38.2 billion and involved 56,122 employees.