U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Sunday, September 2nd.  Beginning tomorrow for a week, the potato is the honored guest at the 47th annual Potato Bowl in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  The celebration includes the world's largest french fry feed, a parade, entertainment, and a football game between North Dakota and Portland State.  Like many of our citizens, the potato is an immigrant, coming from the Andes Mountains in South America.  Once within our borders, the potato quickly climbed to the pinnacle of success.  Every year, each of us consumes just over 36 pounds of potatoes in all forms — from baked to potato chips, and in answer to the question "Do you want fries with that?"  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources:  http://potatobowl.org 
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 218

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions 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).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau


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