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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Saturday, August 29th. A perpetually hot topic, in summer and other seasons, is the fluctuating cost of gasoline and diesel fuel. Some discussion centers on the amount of taxes paid at the pump, as state taxes on fuels vary widely. The highest state tax plus fees on gasoline is 51.6 cents per gallon, levied in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State also imposes the nation's highest rates on diesel, at 65.3 cents per gallon. Nationally, the lowest state taxes and fees are found in Alaska. The rate on both is below 12 cents per gallon.  There are 112,000 places in the U.S. to fill your tank — over 100,000 fewer than in 1967. Around 86 percent of today's gas stations are connected with convenience stores. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at

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1967 service stations: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 844
Gas stations/NAICS 447: 
Gas and convenience store combination (percentage computed)NAICS 44711:

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 (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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