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The Incandescent Light Bulb (1879): October 22-23, 2021
On Oct. 22-23, 1879, Edison’s team made a light bulb with a carbonized filament of uncoated cotton thread that lasted 14.5 hours, long enough to light a home.
Fire Prevention Week: October 3-9, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimates there were about 370,000 civilians employed full-time as firefighters, fire inspectors, and supervisors in the U.S.
Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month: October 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated out of a total U.S. population of 328.2 million, 16.1 million people reported Italian ancestry, or about 4.9%.
National Coffee Day: September 29, 2021
U.S. imports of green coffee were valued at $4.4B in 2020, down from $6.9B in 2011 according to foreign trade stats from the U.S. Census Bureau.
73rd Emmy Awards (television): September 19, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns reports 2,067 establishments in television broadcasting with 122,658 employees and an $11.3 billion annual payroll.
National Dance Day: September 18, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns estimated 710 dance companies in the U.S. with 11,055 employees and an annual payroll of $333.4 million.
Comparative and Bridge Statistics Reports From 2017 Economic Census
These two reports mark the last of the data released from the 2017 Economic Census.
National Staffing Employee Week: September 13-19, 2021
The 2018 County Business Patterns program counted 53,708 employment services establishments with a total of 7,012,453 paid employees and a $320B annual payroll.
National Preparedness Month: September 2021
When major disasters strike, visit the Census Bureau's Emergency Management page (under TOPIC) to access demographic and economic data for the impacted areas.
New Franchise Statistics Report From 2017 Economic Census
The report includes national-level data for nearly 300 industries like fast-food restaurants that have franchises as well as other industries.
Data-Driven Business Decisions Begin Here
In addition to the decennial census, we conduct the Economic Census, Census of Governments, American Community Survey (ACS) and many other surveys.
National Thrift Store Day: August 17, 2021
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.
National Health Center Week: August 8-14, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns program counted 47,895 outpatient care centers in the U.S. with 1,172,186 paid employees and a $74.7 billion annual payroll.
Culinarians Day: July 25, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 409,007 chefs and head cooks and 1,279,709 cooks ages 16 and over were employed in the U.S.
National Ice Cream Month and Day: July and July 18, 2021
The 2018 County Business Patterns program reports that the ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing industry had 433 establishments and 21,464 paid employees.
New Industry Cluster Feature Available in Census Business Builder
The U.S. Census Bureau announced the release of Census Business Builder (CBB) version 3.4 with new data capabilities and updates.
Summer 2021: June 20-September 22
In the U.S., summer 2021 begins with the Summer Solstice on June 20 at 11:32 p.m. EDT and ends with the Autumnal Equinox on September 22 at 3:21 p.m. EDT.
The Fourth of July: 2021
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.
National Cheese Day: June 4, 2021
The Annual Survey of Manufactures found that the product shipments value of cheese manufacturing in the U.S. grew from $28B in 2009 to $52B in 2019.
Tennessee 225th Anniversary of Statehood (1796): June 1, 2021
Tennessee joined the Union on June 1, 1796, as the 16th state. Nickname: The Volunteer State. Motto: Agriculture and Commerce.
National Waitstaff Day: May 21, 2021
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 Bike Month: May 2021
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.
National Telephone Day: April 25, 2021
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.
Earth Day: April 22, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns found 1,567 establishments in hydro-solar-wind-geothermal-biomass-other electric power generation with 18,794 paid employees.
Tracking Economic Changes Using Census Bureau Data
The Census Bureau’s economic programs serve a national need, providing data to all while utilizing scientifically valid and transparent methodology.
National Pet Day: April 11, 2021
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 Beer Day: April 7, 2021
The 2018 County Business Patterns program counted 3,884 breweries with 74,561 employees and $3.2B annual payroll. Another survey, ASM, had sales at 29.9B.
Major League Baseball Opening Day: April 1, 2021
The 2019 Population Estimates of the 25 Metro Areas with MLB teams found the largest is New York with 19,216,182 and the smallest is Milwaukee with 1,575,179.
National Doctors Day: March 30, 2021
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, 2021
The 2017 Statistics of U.S. Businesses counted employment of 128.6M, of which 68.0M worked for enterprises 500+ in size and 60.5M for those under 500.
National Potato Chip Day: March 14, 2021
The value of shipments of potato chips and sticks, plain and flavored, totaled $9.1B in 2017 according to the Economic Census. Number of establishments was 212.
National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day: February 9, 2021
The 2012 Economic Census counted 48,782 “establishments with principal menu type of pizza” led by 4,272 in Calif., 3,485 in New York state and 2,950 in Texas.
National Weatherperson’s Day: February 5, 2021
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists, will grow 6% to 10,500 from 2019 to 2029.
National Women Physician Day: February 3, 2021
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, there were 264,002 women physicians. Full-time earnings were $185,183.
National Milk Day: January 11, 2021
According to the 2018 Annual Survey of Manufactures, fluid milk manufacturing shipments were valued at $36.8 billion and involved 55,287 employees.