U.S. Census, Source:  2015 U.S. Gazetteer Files
U.S. Census, Source: 2015 U.S. Gazetteer Files

Independence Day best wishes to all of you for a safe and celebratory Fourth of July!

The U.S. Census gives us a few factoids to chew on and ponder:

This Land Is Your Land

33
The number of counties and census incorporated places that contain the word “liberty” in the name. Of the 33 places, four are counties: Liberty County, Ga. (62,467); Liberty County, Fla. (8,331); Liberty County, Mont. (2,408); and Liberty County, Texas (79,654).
Source: Census U.S. Gazetteer Files

1
The number of incorporated places that has “patriot” in its name: Patriot, Ind., has an estimated population of 208.
Source: 2015 Population Estimates

54
The number of counties and census incorporated places that have “union” in the name. In total, there are 204 places with active governments that contain “union.”

In July 1776, 2.5 million people had reason to celebrate the brand new nation's independence from Great Britain, an early example of Brexit of sorts. The Census tells us that as of July 2015, there were 321.4 million Americans, 129 times growth.

Whether it's as framers, builders, developers, investors, manufacturers, architects, planners, or any number of consultants, we at BUILDER and Hanley Wood salute you today and every day for your part in our freedom and our ability to pursue happiness. Thank you.

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