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Valentine's Day by the numbers

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In honor of Valentine's Day on Monday, we offer this romantic holiday by the numbers -- courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.

24.3 pounds

Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2009.

1,317

Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2008, employing 38,369 people. California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 146, followed by Pennsylvania, with 115.

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