WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, November 9th. At 5:16 pm Eastern time on this date 50 years ago, about 30 minutes after sundown, a fast-moving ripple of deeper darkness spread over much of the northeastern United States and a part of Canada. A misset relay in an Ontario power station began a cascade of power grid overloads and disconnects across 80,000 square miles of the U.S. and Canada. Some 30 million people, including New York City's roughly 7.8 million, were affected for up to 14 hours. Each year, more than 4 trillion kilowatts of electricity are generated by U.S. power companies. About 67 percent of that electricity is produced in the 1,400 plants burning fossil fuels. You can find more statistics on communities across the country by downloading the Census Bureau's "dwellr" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
11/9/1965 New York City sunset: http://www.sunrisesunset.com/usa/New_York.asp
Area and population affected http://blackout.gmu.edu/events/tl1965.html
New York City population: http://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/fast_facts/1960_fast_facts.html
Blackout map and 2203: http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/2513/2574258/pdfs/E04.5.pdf
Electricity generation: http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec7_5.pdf
Fossil fuel power generation/NAICS 221122: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
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).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau