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Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays [is] marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country. In honor of our nation’s birthday, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled the following statistics: 2.5 Million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.

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