WASHINGTON, July 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, July 4th. Today is the signature American holiday, celebrating the date in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Ours was the first successful colonial independence movement against a European power. Recognition of our nationhood came with the Peace Treaty of 1783. From sea to shining sea, there will be parades, concerts, barbecues, and, of course, fireworks. Among the celebrations is the Boston Pops fireworks spectacular, featuring Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." In the U.S. of 1812, the population of 7.2 million had a median age of around 16 years old. Now, today's population is over 323 million. The median age is the highest in history at 37.7 years. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Independence Day/accessed 5/2/2016: https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DeclarInd.html
Boston Pops/accessed 5/2/2016: http://www.july4th.org/Celebrate_on_the_Esplanade
1810 Census population: http://www.census.gov/history/pdf/History_1810.pdf
1810 median age: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 19
Current population: http://www.census.gov/popclock/?intcmp=home_pop
Median age: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B01002
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