WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21: VACATION SEASON ENDING
Profile America — Sunday, August 21st. All across the country, many families are squeezing in a last few days of vacation before school starts again. These last summer flings will take people to the mountains or wherever there's water, and to the country's network of national parks and recreation areas. Many trips will be for sight-seeing, while others are aimed at fishing, camping or hiking. The number of domestic trips is predicted to top $2 billion this year — that's over six trips for every person in the U.S. A trip is considered to be one person traveling one way more than 50 miles from home and staying at least one night away from home. The cost of all this traveling is close to $700 billion for the year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1263
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office 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).
CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, rreed-at-census.gov
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau