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.
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
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
Top Fishing US States
Top Mining US States
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
- New York
- Los Angeles