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February 14, 2008

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Fast Facts About Valentine’s Day, 2008 in the USA

1,198
Number of locations producing chocolate and cocoa products in 2005. These establishments employed 38,718 people. California led the nation in the number of such establishments with 128, followed by Pennsylvania with 121.

26 pounds
Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2006.

$411 million
The combined wholesale value of domestically produced cut flowers in 2006 for all flower-producing operations with $100,000 or more in sales. Among states, California was the leading producer, alone accounting for about three-quarters of this amount ($316 million).

6%
The percentage of currently married women who have been married for at least 50 years. Just more than half of currently married women have been married for at least 15 years.

Romantic-sounding places to spend Valentine’s Day:
Roseville, Calif.
Rose City, Mich.
South Heart, N.D.
Loveland, Colo.
Darling township, Minn.
Loveland, Ohio
Romeo, Colo

More ... from U. S. Census Bureau