Did You Know ...

  • In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970

  • The annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation’s manufacturers, according to the latest published economic census data, is $349.2 million. Source: Economic Census

    Following Facts come from the U.S. Census Bureau:

  • There are 31 places nationwide with “liberty” in their name. The most populous one as of July 1st, 2006, is Liberty, Mo. (29,581). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.

  • Thirty-one places are named “eagle” — after the majestic bird that serves as our national symbol. (Places include cities, towns, villages and census-designated places.) The most populous such place is Eagle Pass, Texas, with 26,401 residents.

  • Twelve places have “independence” in their name. The most populous of these is Independence, Mo., with 109,400 residents.

  • Nine places adopted the name “freedom.” Freedom, Calif., with 6,000 residents, has the largest population among these.

  • There is one place named “patriot” - Patriot, Ind., with a population of 192.

  • And what could be more fitting than spending the Fourth of July in a place called “America”? There are five such places in the country, with the most populous being American Fork, Utah; population 25,596.


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