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Holidays 2010: By the numbers

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Dec. 23, 2010 at 11:37 am with No Comments »
December 23, 2010 11:37 am

Here’s a look at the 2010 holiday season By-the-Numbers, thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,226: 2009 population of North Pole, AK
2,303: Of Santa Claus, IN
247: Of Santa Claus, GA
1,165: Of Noel, MO
418: Of Rudolph, WI
821: Of Dasher, GA

$488.5 million: Value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from China between January and August 2010
$28.2 million: Value of artificial Christmas trees likewise imported
$27.4 billion: Retail sales by the nation’s department stores in December 2009, a 45 percent jump from the previous month
$30 billion: Value of retail sales by electronic shopping and mail-order houses in December 2009

21,895: The number of electronic shopping and mail-order houses in business in
9,211: Hobby, toy and game in the United States in 2008
9,708 Book stores
22,116: Sporting goods stores

98: Doll and stuffed toy manufacturers in the United States in 2008
614: U.S. locations that primarily produced games, toys and children’s
vehicles in 2008
9,163: Workers employed in those facilities

$5.1 billion: Value of U.S. toy imports including stuffed toys and dolls, puzzles and electric trains from China between January and August 2010
$37 million: Value of roller skates imported from China during that period
$32 million: Value of imported basketballs

311 million: Estimation of U.S. population on Jan 1, 2011

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