In July 1776, the United States was newly independent and had an estimated population of 2.5 million people. In July 2014, the United States has an estimated 318.4 million people living in it. We celebrate our independence traditional on the 4th of July. Here is a look at what the 2013 celebration cost:
- $213.8 million was spent on imported fireworks.
- The United States made $10 million exporting fireworks.
- $40 million was spent on imported American flags.
- $781,222 was the dollar amount of U.S. flags exported in 2013. The Dominican Republic was the top purchaser spending $160,000 on U.S. flags.
Source: United States Census Bureau
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