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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 21

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FIRST TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

Profile America - Friday, February 21st. In the early days of the telephone, knowing who had one and what the number was quickly became a problem. The first telephone directory in the U.S. was published on this date in 1878 in New Haven, Connecticut. It wasn't a big list - there were only 50 subscribers. A little later, a directory also came out in San Francisco, with about 170 names. Now, there are over 22,000 retail establishments in the U.S. selling landline and cellular phones, with annual receipts from such sales at over $10 billion. Nearly 113 million - or over 97 percent - of occupied households in the U.S. have telephone service. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the America's Economy mobile app at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 1818
http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/hgtel.htm
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_44SLLS1&prodType=table
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_1YR_DP04&prodType=table

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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