Fourth of July: By the Numbers

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Happy Independence Day!

From parades to fireworks, Independence Day is marked with celebration. Americans collectively reflect on 238 years of American history and where we as a nation are headed next. Before you fire up the barbecue and bring out the fireworks, read on for a fun round-up of facts about the Fourth of July from the U.S. Census Bureau. Britt Middleton

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