WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29: AMERICA IN 1950
Profile America -- Friday, January 29th. The national census this April will be the 23rd time this once-a-decade count has been conducted since 1790. The 17th census in 1950 profiled a nation coming to grips with the cultural juggernaut of television. There were more than 151 million residents of the 48 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. New York remained the largest city, with a population approaching 8 million, well over twice that of runner-up Chicago. In the decade to follow, UNIVAC One, the first computer for handling huge data files, helped tabulate the 1950 Census, and the first nuclear submarine, Nautilus, was launched. At the end of the decade, Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union. You can learn more about the Census in U.S. history online at 2010.census.gov.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Through the Decades
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 under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau