U.S. Census Bureau: Major League Baseball 2018

Release Number: CB18-SFS.39 From Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives. “Millions of fans eagerly await the opening of the baseball season in April each year. During the late 19th and 20th centuries, baseball was the most widely played sport in the United States, earning the title ‘America’s pastime.’ As President Clinton said on the eve of the 1995 World Series, ‘Baseball is part of our common heritage.’ The

U.S. Census Bureau: Small Area Health Insurance (SAHIE)

Release Number: CB18-TPS.15 Over one-third of U.S. counties had an uninsured rate of 10 percent or less in 2016, according to new statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. For the population under age 65, the uninsured rate decreased in 20 percent of counties (629 counties) from 2015 to 2016. These findings come from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program, which is the only source for single-year

U.S. Census Bureau: House Allocates $2.814 billion for the Census Bureau

As reported in the Washington Post, the U.S. Census Bureau received a major boost in funding by congressional appropriators yesterday. According to the press report, “Census advocates got an unexpected surprise Wednesday night when the House’s $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018 included more funding for the Census Bureau than they had expected or even dreamed of asking for. The bill, which the House passed on Thursday, allocates

U.S. Census Bureau: Certified Nurses Day

Release Number: CB18-SFS.37 According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, “Certified Nurses Day™ honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. A registered nurse (RN) license allows nurses to practice. Certification affirms advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing. “Every March 19, employers, certification boards, education facilities, and healthcare providers celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who care

U.S. Census Bureau: National Poultry Day

Release Number: CB18-SFS.33 According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: “The U.S. poultry industry is the world’s largest producer and second largest exporter of poultry meat and a major egg producer. U.S. consumption of poultry meat (broilers, other chicken, and turkey) is considerably higher than beef or pork, but less than total red meat consumption. With almost 18 percent of total poultry production exported, the U.S.

U.S. Census Bureau: Biodiesel Day

Release Number: CB18-SFS.32 According to the Census Bureau, the term “biodiesel” means mono-alkyl esters of fatty acids of a kind used as a fuel, derived from animal or vegetable fats and oils whether or not used. Biofuels include ethanol, methanol, biodiesel and gasohol. Key Stats: Sources: 2012 and 2007 Economic Censuses. The 2017 Economic Census data will be released on a flow basis from September 2019 through December 2021. Press

U.S. Census Bureau: National Agriculture Day and Week

Release Number: CB18-SFS.34 March 20, 2018 and March 18-24, 2018 From the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Ag Day: Giving Thanks for Agriculture, From Farm to Fork: March 21, 2017 – “Today is National Ag Day, a day to recognize the role of American agriculture in our daily lives and the efforts of those who shape the American food system. The average American farmer feeds approximately 144 people worldwide,

U. S. Census Bureau: National Potato Chip Day

Release Number: CB18-SFS.36 According to the Ag Marketing Resource Center, Potato Profile, Overview: “Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) are the fourth most important food crop in the world and the leading vegetable crop in the United States. Together, Idaho and Washington produce more than half of the annual supply, which totaled 441 million cwt in 2016, up slightly from the previous year, and was valued at $3.74 billion. The average price for

U. S. Census Bureau: Pi Day

Release Number: CB18-SFS.35 In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res.224 – Supporting the designation of Pi Day, and for other purposes. “Whereas Pi can be approximated as 3.14, and thus March 14, 2009, is an appropriate day for ’National Pi Day’: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives— supports the designation of a ’Pi Day’ and its celebration around the world; recognizes the continuing importance

U.S. Census Bureau: Older People Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time in U.S. History

Release Number: CB18-41 2030 Marks Important Demographic Milestones for U.S. Population The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age. “The aging of baby boomers means