Category: By the Numbers

  • By the Numbers: Thanksgiving

    2 The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America’s favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1.   3 Number of days of the first harvest feast held by the Plymouth colony in 1621.   36 The number of years magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale advocated for a national Thanksgiving holiday before President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed […]

  • By the Numbers: Halloween

    4.6 The percentage of Halloween costumes based on current affairs. 11 The number of consecutive years that dressing as a witch has been the number one Halloween costume in the U.S. 12.9 Percentage of owners who plan to dress up their pets this year. 24 The number of pounds of candy the average American consumes […]

  • By the Numbers: Teen Drivers and Texting

      In honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week, commercial auto insurer State Farm released an Aug. 2015 survey of 1,000 teens between the ages of 16-19 to determine their thoughts on texting while driving. Ninety-six percent of the respondents reported owning a cellphone, and 94 percent said they own a smart phone. 23 Percentage […]

  • By the Numbers: University of Wisconsin-Extension

    The University of Wisconsin-Extension budget was reduced by $5.2 million in the latest biennial budget. It represents an eight percent cut in state funding for UW-Extension, a university system whose mission includes educating communities that lack a four-year campus. Here is a quick look at some of the things UW-Ex does. 3 The number of […]

  • By the Numbers: Women in Agriculture

      To help women in Wisconsin connect with other women leaders in agriculture all across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a Women in Ag mentoring network. Join the conversation by emailing [email protected] or check out #womeninag on Twitter. 31 Percent of American farmers who are women. The same percentage applies to […]

  • By the Numbers: States Where Hispanics Are Most Assimilated

    With Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) having just begun and Hispanic immigration recently dominating the political forefront, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s States Where Hispanics Are Most Assimilated. To measure how well Hispanics have adapted to mainstream American society relative to where they live, WalletHub’s analysts compared the […]

  • By the Numbers: The Changing Demographics of America

    26.3 Percentage of non-white voters in the 2012 election, a record high. 50 Percentage of births in the U.S. that have been to people of color since 2011. 2043 The year ethnic minorities will become the majority in the U.S. 1.4 million The number of immigrants who acquire citizenship and the right to vote each […]

  • By the Numbers: Kewaunee County CAFOs

      1/3 Number of cows per acre in Kewaunee County.   1 Kewaunee County’s state ranking in cattle density.   15 Number of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Kewaunee County.   30 Percent of wells in Kewaunee County that do not meet safe drinking water standards due to E.coli and nitrate contamination.   47 Percent […]

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    By the Numbers: Poverty in Door County

      Did you know that… • More than 30 percent of female-led households in Door County have incomes below the poverty level. • In Wisconsin, nearly two-thirds of all households in poverty are headed by single-women. (Institute for Women’s Policy Research) • In 2012, the food insecurity rate in Door County was 12 percent. Statewide, […]

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    Labor Day By the Numbers

    4.4 Percentage of full-time American workers who work from home. 5.3 Percentage of unemployed Americans. 25.8 Number of minutes for the average commute to work. Maryland has the longest average commute of 32.5 minutes. 76.4 Percentage of workers who drive alone to work each day. Another 9.4 percent carpool and 0.6 percent ride bikes to […]

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    Gluten By the Numbers

    Gluten-free products are big right now – an estimated $8.8 billion market that grew 63 percent between 2012 and 2014. An estimated 20 million Americans are pursuing gluten-free diets as a healthier lifestyle and another 13 million have gone gluten-free in an attempt to shed pounds.

  • By the Numbers: Invasive Species

    In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 22-28), we present a look at some invasive species facts. 10 The top 10 reported invasive species in Wisconsin are: European swamp thistle, Reed canarygrass, Glossy buckthorn, Common buckthorn, Bull thistle, Garlic mustard, Bush honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, Lesser burdock, Common mullein.

  • Cheese by the Numbers

    3,000 Pounds of breaded cheese curds Renard’s sold every week in summer 2013 40 Percent of Renard’s cheese product sold as curds 90 Percent of Wisconsin’s milk that is made into cheese 33 Pounds of cheese the average American eats in a year 2.8 Billion pounds of cheese Wisconsin cheesemakers make every year 72 Pounds […]

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    16 – Percent of Wikipedia editors who are women

  • By the Numbers: Death’s Door Spirits

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    26.2 Percent of new private sector job growth that has come in the form of temporary jobs $1 billion Cost to date of the “virtual fence” the Homeland Security Department erected along the Mexico border, a project cancelled this month because it proved ineffective 53 Miles that the fence covered 20,500 Border patrol agents deployed on the Mexico-United States border, up from 10,000 in 2004 463,000 Illegal crossers detained in 2009 724,000 Illegal border crossers detained in 2008 800 People being laid off by Massachusetts based Evergreen Solar, which is moving its operations to China, citing higher government support 66 Percent drop in world prices for solar panels since 2007 7.

  • By the Numbers

    75 Percent of nonprofit executive directors who say they don’t plan on being in their jobs five year from now 489 Number of U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan in 2010 99,052 Minimum estimate of the documented civilian deaths from violence in Iraq since the U.S. invasion March 20, 2003 574,227,120 Number of Facebook users worldwide 25 […]

  • By the Numbers

    The Third Way, a left-leaning non-profit think tank in Washington D.C., has produced a helpful guide to where your tax dollars go, in line-item form. You can check it out in detail at, but we’ve included a quick look at the numbers below. The receipt makes it clear where cuts will have to come […]

  • Giving By the Numbers

    As the economy continued to plummet to levels many thought impossible in the first quarter of 2009, few sectors trembled more than the non-profit community. With incomes down, jobs lost, and retirement funds crippled, many are wondered what people would have left to give. Times will certainly be tough, but there is a silver lining […]

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    A look at the world in numbers.