Reference: Fast Facts and Stats About the USA: “Holiday Season 2017”
From the U.S. Census:
This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift-giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.
Here are a few examples of what’s included in the document:
The estimated retail sales by the nation’s department stores (including leased departments) in December 2016. A decrease of $1.0 billion in retail sales from December of the previous year.
The value of U.S. imports of Christmas ornamhttps://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/newsroom/facts-for-features/2017/holiday-season-fff.pdfents from China for 2016. China led the way with 92.0 percent of the U.S. total imports of Christmas ornaments.
Some names of places associated with the holiday season consist of a dozen places named Holly, including Mount Holly, N.C. (population 14,495), and Holly Springs, Miss. (7,682). There is Snowflake, Ariz. (5,764); Santa Claus, Ind. (2,463); North Pole, Alaska (2,232); Noel, Mo. (1,816); and — if you know about reindeer — Dasher, Ga. (979), and Rudolph, Wis. (430). There is also Unity, Ore. (68).
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