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"Profile of Today's Italian Americans," New Report from Sons of Italy®

Press Contact: Kylie Cafiero, (202) 547-2900 kcafiero@osia.org

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2003 The average Italian American is 34 years old, married with one child and has a median annual income of $61,300, according to a new report from the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA).

"A Profile of Today's Italian Americans" is based on data and statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau's year 2000 census. It contains tables of statistics on the number and percentages of Italian Americans in all 50 states as well as the 50 cities and 50 metropolitan areas with the most Italian Americans.

The Sons of Italy® report includes a detailed demographic chart that compares Italian Americans to the total U.S. population with regard to marital status, divorce rate, education, employment and other demographics. Highlights from the report reveal that:

"This report, based on solid census statistics, powerfully underscores the enormous gap between who Italian Americans really are and how we are portrayed by the U.S. entertainment, advertising and news industries," says OSIA National President Joseph Sciame.

To download the report, click here. For a free hard copy, send a large, stamped ($1.06) self addressed envelope to: Census Report, Sons of Italy®, 219 E Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

OSIA is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian descent in the United States. Established in 1905, OSIA has more than 600,000 members and supporters and a network of more than 700 chapters coast to coast. See www.osia.org.