July 24, 2011

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 25

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America -- Monday, July 25th. If you like flying, there's only one place to be through next Sunday -- Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the 59th annual fly-in of the Experimental Aircraft Association. What has become the world's biggest aviation event will draw a half-million people to Whitman Field. They'll see 10,000 aircraft from all over the U.S. When Paul Poberezny conceived the idea for the EAA in 1952, there were about 90,000 private airplanes in the country and 376,000 pilots. Now, there are nearly 229,000 general aviation aircraft and some 223,000 Americans hold a private pilot's license. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 383
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 772
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1082

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, rreed-at-census.gov

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau