It seems like only 239 years ago that 56 founders signed the Declaration of Independence.
Thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Retail Federation, there are other numbers also that help paint a picture of America on July 4, 2015.
2.5 million: Estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation in 1776.
321.2 million: The population of the United States today.
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6: Signers of the Declaration of Independence who share names with counties in Washington, including Thomas Jefferson, John and Sam Adams, Francis Lewis, Abraham Clark, Ben Franklin.
$247.1 million: Value of fireworks imported to the U.S. from China in 2014.
$11.9 million: Value of U.S. fireworks exported in 2014 (with Israel as the major customer).
$508.1 million: Value of wholesale fireworks and firecracker sales in 2012.
$3.6 million: Value of U.S. imports of American flags in 2014.
$3.5 million: Value of U.S. imports of American flags in 2014 from China.
$1.8 million: Value of U.S. flags exported in 2014 (with Turkey as the major customer).
$107.9 billion: Value of trade between the U.S. and its former redcoat overlord, the United Kingdom, in 2014.
42.6 percent: Of Americans will attend a fireworks display or community event this weekend.
11.5 percent: Will watch a parade.
$6.6 billion: Estimated total expenditure on cookouts, barbecues and picnics by Americans celebrating the holiday.