Reference: Fast Facts and Stats About the USA: Fourth of July 2016 Edition
The U.S. Census has posted a “Fact For Features” roundup with a number of stats and facts related to the Fourth of July holiday.
Here’s a small selection of what you’ll find.
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
Two future presidents signed, John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President). Both died on the 50th anniversary of signing the Declaration (July 4, 1826). There are 12 counties nationwide named Adams and 26 named Jefferson.
The dollar value of fireworks sales by retailers in 2012.
The dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2015. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $2.4 million worth.
The U.S. Census has also released a map showing the locations of the cities in the USA with the name of Liberty.
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