SUNDAY, JULY 3: NEW JERSEY
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, July 3rd. There's one state that comedians seem to enjoy putting down more than any other. First, there's the distinct accent and then, there's the famous mosquitoes. But, beginning today, this has been proclaimed "Be Nice to New Jersey Week." It's a time to look beyond the persona of the state as reflected in television shows ,such as "The Sopranos" and "Jersey Shore," and recognize the scenic diversity that most people never see who only use the main highways to New York City and Philadelphia. At 8.8 million, New Jersey ranks 11th in population among the states, but because of its small physical size, it is first in population density at 1,185 people per square mile. The U.S. average is just over 87. Profile America is in its 15th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 351
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 13
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). For further information, contact Rick Reed: 301-763-2812; fax: 301-763-3762; or e-mail: rreed-at-census.gov
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau