by the numbers

Halloween: By the Numbers

October 17, 2013

Halloween: By the Numbers  Complied by Katie Stewart 1,810 The weight in pounds of a pumpkin grown in 2010. 46 Percentage of American adults who carve a jack-o-lantern each year. 500 Approximate number of seeds that each pumpkin contains. 36 million Number of children in the United States between the ages of 5 and 13 […]

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BY THE NUMBERS: Summer vacations

May 1, 2013

Compiled by Paloma Mello 140,000,000* Number of Americans who plan to travel this summer. 80** Percentage of Americans who plan to take their summer vacations within the United States. 31** Percentage of people who will take their summer vacations in July. $383** Average cost of a round-trip domestic flight in the summer. 5** Average percentage […]

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February 19, 2013

Compiled by Celeste Orendain 154.7 million Number of women currently living in the United States. 83 million Number of U.S. women who are mothers. 27 Percentage of American women who die from heart disease. 17 Percentage of seats held by women in the U.S. Congress and Senate. 18 Percentage of U.S. governors who are female. […]

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November 20, 2012

Compiled by Thomas F. Johnson   35.7 Percentage of obese adults in America.   26.7 Percentage of adults who consider themselves obese.   $147 billion Total extra amount spent on healthcare annually for obesity-related illness.   $1,429 Extra cost, on average, that an obese person pays for medical bills each year. 0 Number of states […]

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By the numbers

October 25, 2012

Compiled by Bruce Hardt   41 million Estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters ages 5 to 14 across the United States in 2010.   116.7 million Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2010 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.   92% Percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe.   1.1 […]

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