Mar
17
2014
0

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...]

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...]

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...]

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
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
09
2009
2

How many students are homeschooled in the United States?

Homeschool stuff at Costco (photo by by tiffanywashko CC-BY)According to the 2007  NHES  survey, an estimated 1.5 million students are homeschooled in the United States.  In this survey students are considered to be homeschooled “if their parents reported them as being schooled at home instead of at a public or private school for at least part of their education and if their part-time [&hel[more...]

Mar
08
2009
0

How many Community Hospitals are there in the United States?

Hospital sign (photo by Paul8032 -CC-BY)According to the America Hospital Association (AHA), there are  4,897 Community Hospitals  out of a total of 5,708 registered hospitals in the U.S. Details Number of U.S. Community Hospitals – 4,897 Number of Federal Government Hospitals – 213 Number of Nonfederal Psychiatric Hospitals – 444 Number of Nonfederal Long Term Care Hospitals – 136 Number [&hel[more...]

Mar
02
2009
1

What is the size of the diet meal home delivery market?

Veal Chop with zone style salad (photo by Neeta Lind CC-BY)Diet meals and snacks delivered to your home is a convenient option for losing weight. Home delivery diets is one of the fasting growing segments in the weight loss industry. According to a recent research report, home delivery of prepared diet meals is worth approximately $1 billion. This is a rapidly growing market and it [&hel[more...]

Feb
27
2009
1

How many dog and cat owners are there in the United States?

Photo by  Qole Pejorian - CC-BYAccording to the AVMA (1),  there are more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats. Ownership A little more than 43 million households own dogs and nearly 37.5 million households own cats. The average number of dogs per household is 1.7. Cat owning households have an average of [&hel[more...]

Feb
26
2009
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How many pharmacies are there in the United States?

(Photo by Clean Wal-Mart CC-BY)There are more than 56,000 pharmacies in the United States. The NACDS  reports that there are over 39,000 pharmacies operated by traditional chain pharmacy companies, supermarkets and mass merchants. In addition there are  nearly 17,000 independent pharmacies. (1) Walgreens and CVS dominate the drug store chain market with the largest number of stores and the highest [&hel[more...]

Jan
26
2009
0

Are there any statues of famous Americans I can visit in London?

Martin Luther King above the doorway of Westminster Abbey (photo by Aschaf CC-BY)There are indeed. After all, there are many historical and cultural links between the two countries. Here are six of them which you can find while visiting London. Statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Middlesex Guildhall, Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament. This is a replica of the Lincoln Statue in Lincoln Park, [&hel[more...]

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Jan
21
2009
2

What is the first US coin to have the same person on both sides of the coin?

Lincoln Memorial (photo by by chadh CC-BY)Between 1959 and 2008, the Abraham Lincoln penny. This answer is a little cheeky as the obverse has his portrait while the reverse shows the Lincoln Memorial with the Lincoln Statue. The engraving is by Frank Gasparro, who was at the time, the Assistant, and later Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. See the [&hel[more...]

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Jan
12
2009
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Is it practise or practice, license or licence?

Jumbled letters (photo by Laineys Repetoire - CC-BY)What’s the correct spelling of practice/practise and licence/license in every situation? As you probably already know, it depends on where you live, and how the words are being used. In United States English, it’s always “practice” and “license”, whether the word acts as a noun or a verb. An American will practice driving to gain [&hel[more...]

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Jan
08
2009
0

Any historical facts about the Presidential Inauguration?

US Capitol (photo by David Davies  CC-BY)   Prior to 2009, there have been 54 formal presidential inaugural ceremonies at over 10 different locations. If it falls on a Sunday, the oath is administered privately on the day or previous evening, then in public on the Monday. George Washington’s second inaugural address was the shortest at 135 words, while William Harrison’s went onto [&hel[more...]

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