Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Valentine's Day for us number crunchers

As some of us are scrambling to get together the final touches for Valentines Day, and some plan their own festivities for “Singles Awareness Day,” I came across some interesting facts about the day designated to celebrate love.

The U.S. Census Bureau has a fact sheet full of useful (or useless, depending on how you feel) information about Feb. 14 and love.

Most purchased cut flowers in 2005?
Lillies - $76.9 million
Tulips - $39.1 million
Roses - $39 million

In February 2006 the 28,772 jewelry stores in the United States sold $2.6 billion worth of merchandise.

25.3 and 27.1: The estimated U.S. median marrying ages of women and men, respectively, in 2005.

2.2 million: The number of marriages that take place in the U.S. annually. That breaks down to more than 6,000 a day.

119: Number of single men who are in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same ages.

904: The number of dating services nationwide as of 2002 that pulled in $489 million in revenues.

1 comment:

Adam Kealoha Causey said...

I feel like I'm at a disadvantage here...