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4th of July by the Numbers

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1776. July 4. The thirteen original colonies.

There are many numbers that Americans are familiar with when it comes to Independence Day. But what about the lesser known statistics? Take a look at these interesting facts and numbers about the Fourth.

  • 2.5 million: The estimated number of people living in the new nation in July 1776
  • 316.1 million: The nation's estimated population on this July 4th
  • 190.7 million: The value of fireworks imported from China in 2010, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($197.3 million)
  • 31: Towns with "liberty" in their names. Iowa has the most of any state with four.
  • 35: Places with "eagle" in their names. The most populous is Eagle Pass, TX (26,248)
  • More than 1 in 4: The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on July 4 originated in Iowa.
  • Over 1 in 3: The odds that your side dish of baked beans originated from North Dakota, which produced 36 percent of the nation's dry, edible beans in 2010.
  • 2.5 Billion Pounds: The amount of watermelons grown in the United States
  • 74 Million: The number of American who will barbeque on July 4th

Source: Military.com

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