July 4th American Flag Independence Day

Here are some interesting facts about the ole’ US of A, and Independence Day. Not surprisingly, China has a hand in producing for the festivities.

  • In July 1776, there was an estimated 2.5 million people living in the newly independent nation. (Historical Statistics of the U.S.)
  • On this July Fourth, there is an estimated population of 304 million living in the United States. (Population Clock)
  • In 2007, $4.7 million in American flags were imported into the United States. The majority, $4.3 million, were made in China. (Foreign Trade Statistics)
  • Also in 2007, $1.2 million in U.S. flags were exported from the United States to Mexico. (Foreign Trade Statistics)
  • China exported $217 million in fireworks to the United States in 2007. (Foreign Trade Statistics)

Have a safe and happy holiday!

As an aside, the US Census has so many hidden features, here is a free guide to cover it all.