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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature For February 18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:



Profile AmericaMonday, February 18th.   Black History Month highlights not only past achievements, but continued progress in the African-American community.  There are just under 2 million black-owned businesses, representing a gain of more than 60 percent in just 5 recent years.  These businesses employed more than 920,000 people — a growth of more than one-fifth in the same period.  Retail trade, health care and social assistance sectors account for 27 percent of black-owned business revenue, which totals more than $137 billion.  Among cities, New York has the most black-owned businesses, at just over 8 percent of the U.S. total, followed by Chicago, Houston, and Detroit.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at

Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, News Release CB11-24

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 a monthly CD or on the Internet at (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
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