WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Thursday, February 20th. Black History Month highlights not only past achievements but continued progress in the African-American community. There are just under 2 million black-owned businesses, representing a gain of more than 60 percent in just five recent years. These businesses employed more than 920,000 people — a growth of more than one-fifth in the same period. Retail trade, health care and social assistance sectors account for 27 percent of black-owned business revenue, which totals more than $137 billion. Among cities, New York has the most black-owned businesses, at just over 8 percent of the U.S. total, followed by Chicago, Houston and Detroit. You can find more statistics on communities across the country by downloading the Census Bureau's "dwellr" mobile app at www.census.gov/mobile.
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 the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau