WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, August 21st. The American Bar Association was founded on this date in 1878 in Saratoga Springs, New York. One-hundred attorneys from 21 states were present at its first meeting. The legal profession then was far different from what we know today. There was no National Code of Ethics, lawyers generally worked alone and trained under a system of apprenticeship. Today, there are some 1.28 million lawyers in the U.S. The ever-swelling number of civil and criminal cases, and federal and local regulatory requirements, quite occupies the profession. Washington, D.C. has the greatest number of lawyers per capita, with about 52,000 in a city with a population of 672,000. Across the U.S, there are about 187,000 legal services establishments. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 4644
National and Washington, D.C. lawyers/accessed 6/3/2016:
Washington, DC population: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/11000.html
Legal services establishments/NAICS 5411: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~5411
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).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau