WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, JULY 19: CELL PHONES
Profile America — Monday, July 19th. We’ve all seen them and heard them. People on cell phones talking in heavy traffic while driving, or loudly discussing very private matters while shopping in the supermarket. Well, take hope — this is Cell Phone Courtesy Month — a time for those who just have to stay in touch, wherever they are, to pay more attention to the highway and to hold down the volume of their conversation if they’re in a public place. Cell phones exploded from a novelty to a necessity during the last decade. In 1990, there were some 5 million cell phone users. Now, that number is just over 270 million. That means that about nine-out-of-10 of all Americans have a cell phone. Our average bill for this convenience is just over $50 a month. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2010, p. 348
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1112
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office 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).