Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Census: Fast Facts for the 4th of July

"The following facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s surveys. We appreciate the public’s cooperation as we continuously measure America’s people, places and economy. 
Did You Know?
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
The nation’s estimated population on July 1, 2017.
The number of signers to the Declaration of Independence. It is also worth noting that:
  • Benjamin Franklin, who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest of the signers at age 70. Franklin County, Pa., had an estimated population of 154,234 as of July 1, 2017, and York City, Pa., had a population of 446,078 as of July 1, 2017. 
  • Edward Rutledge, of South Carolina, was the youngest at age 26. South Carolina had an estimated population 5,024,369 as of July 1, 2017.Source: Vintage 2017 Population Estimates 
  • $368.6 million The value of fireworks sales by establishments classified as NAICS 453998, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores) in 2012.Source: 2012 Economic Census, NAICS: 453998

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