WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Thursday, June 1st. Fifty years ago today, one of popular music's most celebrated record albums was released in Great Britain — the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Issued in the United States the next day, the album was an immediate, massive hit, and critics celebrated its lyrics, innovative structure, recording techniques and artwork. When the album was released in 1967, the U. S. was a notably different nation. Before the year was over, the population hit the 200-million mark — now, it's approaching 325 million. At the time, America's median age was 27.7 years — now nearly age 38. Across the country, there are about 4,500 performing musical groups and artists trying to surpass the act we've known for all these years. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <www.census.gov>.
Current population: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2016/PEPANNRES/0100000US|0100000US.04000|0200000US1|0200000US2|0200000US3|0200000US4
1967 Population/page 5: https://www2.census.gov/library/publications/1968/compendia/statab/89ed/1968-02.pdf
Median age 1967/page 1: https://www.census.gov/prod/1/pop/p25-420.pdf
Current median age: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/B01002
Musical groups and artists/County Business Patterns/NAICS 512240: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2015/00A1//naics~711130
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).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau