U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 27

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:  WARM CLOTHING

Profile America — Tuesday, November 27th.  As the old song says — "Button up your overcoat" because winter storms are not far away.  With the calendar moving toward the end of the year, it's increasingly time for water-resistant boots and jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, and gloves.  In some areas, these are needed just to continue going about everyday business, whether it's working on a ranch or commuting to a big office building downtown.  To answer this wide variety of needs, there are just fewer than 190,000 clothing stores across the country.  Some cater to men, some to women, some to children, and others to entire families.  Each year, the combined sale of these stores is $162 billion.  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources:  2007 Economic Census, NAICS 4481

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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