Mar
17
2014
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What are some statistics on the number of registered nurses in the United States?

Nurses of the Elliot City Hospital (photo from Keene Public Library - NKCR)How many registered nurses are there in the United States? According to the American Nurses Association, they are 3.1 million licensed registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. (1) The latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-15, states that registered nurses held 2,711,500 jobs in 2012. (2) Where do they work? Hospitals; state, local, [&hel[more...]

Nov
23
2013
1

What are some statistics about the pawn shop industry in the United States?

Pawn Shop neon lights (photo by Monik Markus - CC-BY)How many pawn shops are there in the United States? There are over 11,000 pawn shops in the United States. (1) There were 6,400 pawn shops in 2007. (2) What is the size of the U.S. pawn shop market? The Pawn Shop industry was worth $14.5 billion in 2011 and $15.57 billion in 2012. The [&hel[more...]

Aug
08
2013
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What are some links to golf course rankings, directories and databases in the U.S.?

Golf Course  (photo by Michael L. Baird – CC-BY)Golf Course Rankings Golf Digest 2013-14 Ranking: America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest 2013-14 Ranking: America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses Top 100 United States Golf Courses GolfLink’s Top 100 United States Golf Courses  ranks the best golf courses out of more than 21,000 public and private golf courses across the country. Golf Magazine’s Top [&hel[more...]

May
12
2013
1

What are some links to free golf participation reports for the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia?

Golf (photo by chispita_666– CC-BY) United States From the National Golf Foundation: Golf Participation in America, 2010-2020 From GOLF 20/20: Participation Reports Canada From the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA): Golf Participation – “SNG estimates that approximately 70 million rounds of golf were played in 2008, a level of play that was as much as 10% lower than the average [&hel[more...]

Feb
28
2013
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What are some movies or TV programs where I can see a Murphy bed?

Murphy bedA Murphy bed or wall bed is a bed that folds up into the wall to create extra space when it’s not in use.  It was invented by William L. Murphy  in the early 1900’s. Murphy beds have been featured in many old black and white films, modern movies, television series and even in cartoons. Here [&hel[more...]

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Dec
05
2012
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What are some statistics about showrooming?

Smartphone“Showrooming is when a shopper visits a store to check out a product but then purchases the product online from home. This occurs because, while many people still prefer seeing and touching the merchandise they buy, many items are available at lower prices through online vendors.” (source) Facts and figures about Showrooming 20.5 million shoppers [&hel[more...]

Sep
16
2012
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How many Tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths are reported in the U.S. and worldwide each year?

Global Burden of TuberculosisAccording to the CDC, 11,182 cases of Tuberculosis were reported in the U.S. in 2010. Previous years Year      Number of cases 2000                      16,309 2001                      15,945 2002                      15,055 2003                      14,835 2004                      14,499 2005                      14,068 2006                      13,732 2007                      13,286 2008                      12,905 2009                      11,537 2010                      11,182   (1) [&hel[more...]

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Jul
03
2012
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What are some statistics about mobile banking ?

money17 percent of adults are actively banking via mobile devices. Forrester expects more than 50 million mobile bankers in the U.S. by 2015. The top four banks are Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citibank (1) The adoption of mobile banking increased by 63% in 2011, rising to 57 million from 35 million U.S. [&hel[more...]

Apr
12
2012
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What are some statistics on the number of veterinarians in the United States?

Cat at vetHow many veterinarians are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook  2012-13, veterinarians held 61,400 jobs in 2010. Eighty-one percent of veterinarians work in the veterinary services industry and 9 percent are self employed. Previous Years Year      Number of Jobs 2008      59,700 (2) 2006      62,000 (3) [&hel[more...]

Jan
31
2012
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What is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States?

scalpelsAccording to the ASPS 2010 plastic surgery statistics report, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in 2010 was breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty). 1,555,614 cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010 and 296,203 of these procedures were for breast augmentation. Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures Procedure                             Number Breast augmentation               [&hel[more...]

Jul
22
2011
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How many people have diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide?

Diabetes in the United StatesUnited States According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011, diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S. Total Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States, All Ages, 2010 Total: 25.8 million people – 8.3% percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Diagnosed diabetes: 18.8 million people Undiagnosed diabetes: 7.0 million people Men 13  million [&hel[more...]

Jun
01
2011
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What are some interesting statistics about Chile?

Santiago, ChileHere are several statistics (2009-2011) about the city of Santiago and Chile. Vehicles (2010) There are 3,375,523 passenger cars in Chile and 1,406,403 (41.7%) circulate in Santiago. There are 33,723 taxis in Chile and 21,117 (62.8%) circulate in Santiago. There are 43,561 buses in Chile. 32.5% (314,156) of them are in Santiago. There are 102,314 [&hel[more...]

Nov
03
2010
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What are some statistics on the number of dentists in the United States?

At the DentistHow many dentists are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11, dentists held about 141,900 jobs in 2008 Dentists, general 120,200 Orthodontists 7,700 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 6,700 Prosthodontists 500 Dentists, all other specialists 6,900 (1) Approximately 15 percent of all dentists were specialists. About [&hel[more...]

Sep
20
2010
1

What is the market size and who are the major players in the toning shoe market?

Running ShoesToning shoes are sneakers or running shoes that are said to help people burn more calories and get firmer legs, calves and buttocks. Toning shoes simulate the feeling of walking on sand and makes wearers stabilize their steps, leading to stronger leg, buttock, back and abdominal muscles, Skechers said on its Web site. A Reebok [&hel[more...]

Nov
21
2009
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Who are the largest employers in Atlantic City?

Photo by the U.S. Army CC-BYCasinos are among the largest employers in Atlantic City according to CareerOneStop, a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Website. Here is a list of the largest employers in Atlantic City. BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA                ~ 6,500 Employees BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY                      ~ 5,700 Employees HARRAH’S ATLANTIC CITY                      ~ 4,500 Employees POLISTINA                                      ~ 4,500 Employees CAESARS ATLANTIC [&hel[more...]

Aug
04
2009
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How many motorcycles are stolen each year in the United States?

Motorcycle (photo by AlexWitherspoon - CC-BY)According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) 60,763 motorcycles were stolen in the U.S. in 2008. Motorcycle theft has been declining in last few years as shown in the figures below. Year           Number of Motorcycles Reported Stolen 2008           60,763 2007           63,206 2006           63,828  2005           70,613 2004           71,108  What brands of motorcycles account for most thefts? Honda [&hel[more...]

May
30
2009
1

Is the Labrador Retriever the most popular dog breed in the U.S.?

Labrador Retriever (Photo by OakleyOriginals - CC-BY)The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds worldwide. According to American Kennel Club (AKC) dog registration statistics, the Labrador Retriever has been America’s top registered breed for the last 18 years. Ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. (2008) 1. Labrador Retriever 2. Yorkshire Terrier 3. German Shepherd Dog 4. [&hel[more...]

Mar
27
2009
0

When were the 2010 Academy Awards held?

Best Actress Academy Awards (photo by cliff1066   CC-BY)The 82nd Annual Academy Awards  were held on Sunday March 7, 2010 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.  Steve Martin and  Alec Baldwin co-hosted the  Oscars. For the last few years the Academy Awards have taken place on the last Sunday in February. However in order to avoid conflicts with the February 28 closing ceremonies [&hel[more...]

Mar
16
2009
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How many credit cards and debit cards are there in the United States?

Pile or stack of credit cards (photo by Andres Rueda CCBY)Credit cardholders According to the U.S. Census Bureau,  there were 173 million credit cardholders  in the United States in 2006 and that number is projected to grow to 181 million in 2010.(1) Number of cards There were 1,488,000,000 credit cards in use 2006 and that number is projected to grow to 1,618,000,000 in 2010. Number [&hel[more...]

Mar
12
2009
2

How much do dog and cat owners spend on gifts for their pets?

Westie Dog, presents and Christmas tree (photo by Randy son Of Robert CC-BY)According to a 2007 Harris poll (1), 88% percent of pet owners consider their pets members of their family, and as family members they also receive holiday gifts and birthday presents.  Sixty-five percent of pet owners have bought their pet a holiday present and thirty-seven percent have bought their pet a birthday present. Dogs – 71% [&hel[more...]

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