U.S. Facts and Figures

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Facts about the U.S.

  • The U.S. was founded in 1776.
  • The U.S. has a total area of 3,794,083 square miles.
  • The population, as of 2018, was 327.16 million
  • The capital is Washington, D.C.
  • New York is the largest city. The country’s ethnic makeup is 72.4 percent white, 12.6 percent African American, 4.8 percent Asian, .9 percent Native American, and 16.3 percent Hispanic.
  • English and Spanish are the two main languages.

 

State Facts:

Agriculture Top Producers:

Beef cattle: Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa

Dairy products: California, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania

Grain corn: Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota

Pork: Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois

Poultry: Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina

Wheat: North Dakota, Kansas, Montana, Washington

Cotton: Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas

Eggs: Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana

Hay: Texas, California, Missouri, South Dakota

Turkeys: Minnesota, North Carolina, Missouri

Oranges: Florida, California, Texas, Arizona

Potatoes: Idaho, Washington, Wisconsin, Colorado

Grapes: California, Washington, New York

Tomatoes: Florida, Georgia, California

 

Top 10 US States for Agricultural Income

  1. California
  2. Iowa
  3. Illinois
  4. Nebraska
  5. Minnesota
  6. North Carolina
  7. Indiana
  8. South Dakota
  9. Kansas
  10. Georgia

Top Fishing US States

  1. Alaska
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Maine
  4. Louisiana
  5. Washington

Top Mining US States

  1. Nevada
  2. Arizona
  3. Florida
  4. Utah
  5. California
  6. Texas
  7. Alaska
  8. Minnesota
  9. Missouri
  10. Wyoming

 

Interesting US Facts:

World’s tallest tree: “Hyperion,” a 379.1’ high redwood in Redwood, National Park, California

World’s oldest tree: A Californian Methuselah bristlecone pine, 4,789 years old

Highest U.S. temperature: Death Valley, California recorded a temperature of 134 F on July 10, 1913

Lowest U.S. temperature: Minus 80 F was recorded at Prospect Creek, Alaska on January 23, 1971

Largest metropolitan areas, as of 2010

  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago