August 14, 2011

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 15

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:



Profile America -- Monday, August 15th. This weekend marks the 42nd anniversary of one of the watershed events of the turbulent decade of the 1960s -- the four-day music festival known as Woodstock, held at a rural dairy farm in Bethel, New York. Up to 200,000 were expected to hear 32 of the top musicians of the time, but the actual attendance ranged up to half a million. The event is widely considered one of the greatest moments in popular music history. Many of those who attended are now of an age where they are nearing eligibility or have already joined the ranks of those on the rolls of social security and medicare. There are close to 53 million Social Security beneficiaries, and 46 million enrolled in Medicare. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at

Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 415

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 544, 142

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 (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau