WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, MARCH 21: TUNE-UP YOUR LAWN MOWER
Profile America -- Monday, March 21st. While most people are happy to see spring again, for many, there's a familiar chore coming up soon -- mowing the lawn. That means first digging through the shed or the garage, moving aside the snow shovels and other winter equipment to find the mower and then see if it will start. It's a good idea to make sure your trusty mower is in good shape for the coming season, so it will run well, burn less gas, and cut the grass more efficiently. There are more than 95 million single family homes in the U.S. The largest proportion -- 26 percent -- has less than one-eighth of an acre to maintain, while 20 percent has one to five acres to care for. 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. 985
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).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau