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Earth Science Week: October 10-16, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were about 10.2M civilians age 16 years and over employed in computer, engineering, and science occupations.
Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage): October 9, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 10.9M people in the U.S. reported Nordic ancestry (Danish, Finnish, Icelander, Norwegian and Swedish), about 3.3%.
German-American Day: October 6, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 40.4M people reporting German ancestry out of a total U.S. population of 328.2M, or about 12.3%.
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.
Global Diversity Awareness Month: October 2021
Diversity is all the ways in which we differ: race, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, parental status, educational background, etc.
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 Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2021
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.
National Energy Awareness Month: October 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns report on electric power generation counted 3,491 establishments with 130,597 paid employees and an annual payroll of $15.9B.
Polish-American Heritage Month: October 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. population at 328.2M. About 9.0M (roughly 2.7%) reported Polish ancestry.
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.
Ancestor Appreciation Day: September 27, 2021
From the 2019 American Community Survey, the top reported ancestries in the U.S. are German 40.4M, Irish 30.4M, English 23.6M, American 20.1M and Italian 16.1M.
National Manufacturing Week: September 27-October 1, 2021
The new, weekly Small Business Pulse Survey gauges the pandemic’s impact on manufacturing and other sectors, including information on supply chain disruption.
National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 25, 2021
The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, & Wildlife-Associated Recreation found 35.8M anglers, 11.5M hunters, and 86.0M wildlife watchers spent $156.9B.
Minority Enterprise Development Week: September 19-25, 2021
The 2018 Annual Business Survey counted 1,048,323 minority firms with 9,432,081 employees and $323 billion in annual payroll.
Unmarried and Single Americans Week: September 19-25, 2021
In 2020, about 45.4% of Americans aged 18 and over, or 114.3 million, were unmarried according to the Current Population Survey.
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.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: September 17, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 306.5M citizens and 21.8M noncitizens in the U.S. About 277.9M citizens were born in the U.S.
Mexico Independence Day (1810): September 16, 2021
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock estimated Mexico’s 2020 population at 130.2M and the U.S. at 332.5M, the world’s 10th and 3rd most populous countries.
National Stepfamily Day: September 16, 2021
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.
National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. population at 328,239,523 which includes 60,481,746 (about 18.4%) who identified as Hispanic or Latino.
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 Grandparents Day: September 12, 2021
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.
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: Sept. 11
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 190,799 emergency medical technicians and paramedics, up from 136,900 in 2010.
Brazil Independence Day (1822): September 7, 2021
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the July 1, 2021, population of Brazil at 213.4M (7th most populous) and the U.S. at 332.5M (3rd).
Labor Day: September 6, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 113.9M full-time, year-round civilian employed population 16 years and over in the U.S., up from 94.7M in 2010.
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.
National Wilderness Month: September 2021
The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which now includes 803 areas (111,696,927) in 44 states and Puerto Rico.
National Petroleum Day: August 27, 2021
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services reported seasonally adjusted petroleum exports were 12.2% of U.S. goods exports in June 2021 vs 10.9% in 2019.
Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2021
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.
National Senior Citizens Day: August 21, 2021
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.
National Aviation Day: August 19, 2021
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.
Indonesia Independence Day (1945): August 17, 2021
The Census Bureau’s International Data Base estimated the July 1, 2021, population of Indonesia at 275.1M (4th most populous) and the U.S. at 332.5M (3rd).
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.
India Independence Day (1947): August 15, 2021
The Census Bureau’s International Data Base estimates the July 1, 2021, population of India at 1.3B (450.5 people per sq. km) and the U.S. at 332.5M (36.3).