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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 2

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2: RICHARD SERRA

Profile America — Tuesday, October 2nd. As National Hispanic Heritage Month continues, one of those recognized during the month is Richard Serra, described by art critics as among the most significant sculptors of recent years. Serra was born in San Francisco and studied at the University of California and Yale. He is noted for his large-scale, abstract, outdoor sculptures of rusted steel. Several of his pieces have generated controversy but his sculptures generally have been well received, with many on display not only in the U.S. but also in Germany and France. Richard Serra is among the nation's 195,000 artists, of whom just over 6½ percent are Hispanic. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 616

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 a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau