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America at a Glance

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50 STATES

The capital of the United States

is Washington, D.C.

TOTAL POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES:

341,814,420

SOURCE: MACROTRENDS.NET (AS OF JUNE 2024)

RACIAL MAKEUP OF THE UNITED STATES

SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU POPULATION ESTIMATES, 7/1/23
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Non-Hispanic
White
59%

Black
14%

Hispanic
19%

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Asian/
Pacific Islanders
7%

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Native American
1%

Includes those from the Far East,
Southeast Asia, and the
Indian subcontinent

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Immigrants, or foreign-born persons, make up 14% of the population.

While the U.S. does not have an official language, English is the most widely used and is only recognized as an official language in 31 states. There are between 350 and 430 languages spoken in the United States.

TOP LANGUAGES SPOKEN OTHER THAN ENGLISH

SPANISH OR
SPANISH CREOLE
62%

CHINESE
5%

TAGALOG
3%

VIETNAMESE
2%

ARABIC
2%

SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU 12/6/22

FEDERAL HOLIDAYS

Government offices and some private businesses close on the following holidays. If a holiday falls on a weekend, it is usually celebrated the Friday before or the Monday after.

New Year's Day

Jan 1

Third

Monday in January

Martin Luther

King, Jr.

Day

Jan 20

Inauguration  Day
 

Celebrates the life of

Martin Luther King, Jr., an activist and prominent figure of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s

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Holiday that occurs every 4 years after a presidential election when the new President and Vice President are sworn into office

Third

Monday in February

Presidents

Day

Celebrates the birthdays of George Washington, America's first President, and Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, who guided the U.S. through the Civil War ( 1861 - 1865)

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Last

Monday in May

Memorial Day

June 19

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Independence

Day

July 4

Labor Day

First

Monday in September

Second

Monday in October

Indigenous Peoples Day

November 11
Veterans Day

Third

Thursday in November

Thanksgiving

December 25
Christmas Day
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