WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
CINCO DE MAYO
Profile America — Friday, May 5th. In Spanish, today's date is Cinco de Mayo, and celebrations will be held in many cities across the U.S., as well as Mexico. These events mark the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when outnumbered Mexican troops defeated the invading French forces of Napoleon III. Over the years, the celebration has evolved from one of military victory to a colorful and vibrant event, celebrating Mexican culture. This is also National Salsa Month, appropriate in an evolving United States where sales of salsa, tortillas and tortilla chips outsell ketchup, hamburger buns and potato chips. There are some 34 million people of Mexican descent in the U.S., or about 11 percent of the total population. Some 26 million Hispanic people live in either California or Texas. Profile America is beginning its 21st year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
National Salsa Month/accessed 2/23/2017:
Mexican population in U.S./American Community Survey: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_3YR/DP05
California and Texas/Population Estimates: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2015/PEPASR6H/0400000US06|0400000US48?slice=GEO~0400000US48!hisp~hisp!year~est72015
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau