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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10: AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH

Profile America — Saturday, November 10th.  This is National American Indian Heritage Month, with a wide variety of events planned across the country.  The 2010 Census counted 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S., 1.7 percent of the total population.  California is home to the highest number of these groups, at over 723,000, followed by Oklahoma at nearly 483,000.  Los Angeles County leads all of the nation's counties with the number of people in this racial category.  American Indians and Alaska Natives are the largest minority group in five states across the U.S.  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 531
               U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB11-FF.22

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 http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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