WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Saturday, February 18th, February 18th. Although Canada has been self-governing since 1867, it wasn't until this date just 90 years ago that the U.S. established formal diplomatic relations through recognition of a Canadian ambassador in Washington. Until that date, the Dominion of Canada's foreign relations remained under the control of London. The relations since have been sterling, as Canada is our second greatest trading partner, narrowly trailing China. In 2015, more than $575 billion of goods passed one way or the other across the effectively undefended border. There are about 6.8 million foreign-born residents out of Canada's population of 36 million. America's population of around 322 million includes 43 million foreign-born residents, with about 806,000 from Canada. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
History/accessed 12/2/2016: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/80310/British-North-America-Act#ref157836
Recognition of Canada/accessed 12/2/2016: http://history.state.gov/countries/canada
Trading partners and value/Foreign Trade:
Border/accessed 12/2/2016: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2%80%93United_States_border
Canadian population/accessed 12/2/2016: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160928/dq160928f-eng.htm
Foreign born in Canada/accessed 12/2/2016: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130508/dq130508b-eng.htm
U.S. Population/ American Community Survey:
Foreign-born population/American Community Survey:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau