WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, November 23rd. It used to be that going to the bank was somewhat of a chore — with inconvenient hours and locations, and waiting 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 nationwide, and Americans have a choice of over 93,000 commercial banking locations to handle their money. ATMs notwithstanding, nearly 1.6 million employees work in commercial banks, which have over $16 trillion in assets. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Banking Establishments/NAICS 522110: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~522110
Banking assets/accessed 8/31/2016: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h8/current/default.htm
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).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau