Fun Fourth of July Stats
How many Americans were living
in Missouri in 1776, and how many are living here now? Which Missouri counties lead in production of the
beef and corn on the cob sizzling on the grill? MERIC presents some
fun stats to entertain and amaze your barbecue guests.
Number of Americans living in Missouri in July 1776. Missouri didn’t become a state
Estimated number of people living in Missouri in 2005
Estimated number of people living in the 13 colonies in July 1776
Estimated number of people living in the United States, late June 2006
Number of hot dogs, all varieties, expected to be consumed by Americans on this
● Most patriotic place name
Tie: Liberty, Mo. and Independence, Mo.
● Atchison: 20.5 million
Bushels of corn, that is, produced in 2005, making it the state’s corn leader. The
state’s leading corn-producing area is the Northwest, with 98.3 million bushels,
accounting for 29.8 percent of all Missouri corn production.
Here are the top ten corn-producing counties in Missouri in 2005:
Polk: $90.3 million
Total value of all cattle produced by the state’s leader in 2005. The state’s
leading cattle producing area was the Central region with $824 million, accounting
for 22.0 percent of all Missouri cattle sold.
Here are the top ten cattle counties for Missouri, 2005: