The upcoming 2010 census in Spring of 2010 national census next April will be the 23rd time this once a decade count has been conducted since 1790. The 3rd census in 1810 profiled a nation on the verge of war.
There were just over seven million residents of the 17 states. The list of ten biggest cities included Charleston, South Carolina, New Orleans, Northern Liberties Township in Pennsylvania, and Salem, Massachusetts.
In the decade to follow, British soldiers burned the White House and other buildings in Washington, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the 13 stars and stripes became the official U.S. flag. At the decade's end, the steamship Savannah crossed the Atlantic in 29 days. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on-line at start by going to 2010census.gov.
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