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From 1776 to 2014, here are several facts and figures related (from near and far) to Independence Day.
On 4 July 2007: Expat US 7th anniversary
2.5 million: Estimated number of residents of the newly created nation on July 4, 1776.
It represents roughly the current number of inhabitants in the state of Nevada (318 million people now live in the United States).
59: Places in the United States that contain the word liberty, including the Ohio villages of Liberty Center (Henry County) and West Liberty (Logan County.)
56: Signers of the Declaration of Independence, including future presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The oldest was Benjamin Franklin, age 70. The first was John Hancock.
1826: The year Jefferson and Adams both died on the Fourth of July, the 50th anniversary of the country.
17: Washington is the 17th most common street name in the United States
1788: The year New-York became the nation's 11th state.
129,520: The people of the French community in the US
80,000: the number of French living in New York
$100 billion: Value of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the British adversary from 1776 America's seventh-leading trading partner.
62.9 million: U.S. population of hogs and pigs, some of which are consumed as hot dogs every Fourth of July. There is one hog or pig for about every fifth American, with nearly one-third of those animals in Iowa.
$203.6 million: Value of fireworks imported from China in 2013. By comparison, the U.S. exported $10.2 million in fireworks.
Those data are estimations and might be incorrect
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