WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, November 23rd. It used to be that going to the bank was somewhat of a chore — park your car, go into a building, and wait in line for a teller. Now, many of us rarely see the inside of a bank anymore. We take care of our financial business at an ATM, by going online, or at our bank's drive-in windows. The first such drive-up facility opened on this date in 1946 at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, which offered its motoring customers 10 teller windows with sliding drawers. Now, drive-up tellers are available almost everywhere, and Americans have a choice of nearly 94,000 banks to handle their money, with over 1.5 million employees and nearly $15 trillion in assets. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the America's Economy mobile app at www.census.gov/mobile.
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Banking Establishments: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table
Banking assets: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h8/current/default.htm
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau