How many of "US" are there?

I overheard my supervisor estimating that there were around 1500 industrial designers in the United States. Anyone know the actual number - or estimate?

Just curious?


i read a US government profile for ID’ers in the US ont he dept. of labor site, it was tallied at around 50,000.

But who knows what most of them are working on, even if they categorizes themselves as “ID”

1,500 is just ridiculous… he must have been joking. seriously.

ya, and they have a problem with design concepts there…