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Facts & Figures About the Fourth of July

(From the U.S. Census Bureau)

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence. This act put the 13 colonies on the road to becoming an independent nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks, and backyard barbecues across the country.

Some numbers and facts:

Population

2.5 million

In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970

309.6 million

The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.
Source: Population clock

U.S. Flags

$3 million

The amount spent to import American flags in 2009. Almost all of the imported U.S. flags ($2.5 million worth) were made in China.
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics

$217 million

The amount spent to import fireworks in 2009. Again, almost all of the imported fireworks came from China ($209 million worth).
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics

Patriotic-Sounding Place Names

31

The number of places nationwide with “liberty” in their name. The most populous one is Liberty, Mo. (30,568). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty, and West Liberty.

30

The number of places with “eagle” in their name—after our national bird. Most populous: Eagle Pass, Texas (26,668).

11

The number of places with “independence” in their name. Most populous: Independence, Mo. (110,440).

5

The number places named “freedom.” Most populous: Freedom, Calif. (6,000).

5

The number of places with “America” in their name. Most populous: American Fork, Utah (27,064).

1

The number of places named “patriot”—Patriot, Ind. (189).
Sources: Population estimates and American FactFinder

Last Names of the First Five Presidents

The most common last name in the United States is Smith. It ranks number 1. Below are listed our first five presidents. In front of each one is the ranking of their last name.

138

George Washington

39

John Adams

594

Thomas Jefferson

1,209

James Madison

567

James Monroe

Source: Census 2000 Genealogy

The British Are Coming!

America fought the Revolutionary War against the British. Today the British are our sixth-leading trading partner.

$93.2 billion  

The dollar value of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics

Fourth of July Cookouts

More than 1 in 4

The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages eaten on the Fourth of July came from Iowa.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

More than 1 in 4

The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages eaten on the Fourth of July came from Iowa.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

About 1 in 6 

The chance that the beef hot dogs, steaks, and burgers on your backyard grill came from Texas. In 2008, Texas produced 6.5 billion pounds of beef, about one-sixth of the nation’s total production.

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

6

The number of states producing the most broiler chicken. If you eat barbecued chicken, it probably comes from one of these states: Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, or Texas.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

About 1 in 3 

The odds that your baked beans came from North Dakota.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

2 in 3

The odds your corn on the cob came from one of these five states: Florida, California, Georgia, Washington, or New York. These states produce two-thirds of the nation’s corn crop.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

1 in 2 

The odds that the potatoes in your potato salad or potato chips came from Idaho or Washington state. Half of the nation’s potatoes were produced in these states in 2009.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

More than 3 out of 4

The chance the lettuce in your salad or on your burger came from California.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

7 in 10

The odds that the fresh tomatoes in your salad came from Florida or California.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

More than 9 in 10

 The chance the ketchup on your burger or hot dog came from California.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

4

 

The number of states growing the most watermelon. Chances are your watermelon came from Florida, California, Georgia, or Texas.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

 76 million

The number of Americans who said they have taken part in a barbecue during the previous year. Many of these events took place on Independence Day.

Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2010, Table 1203


 



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