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Facts about the United States



The mainland US is about 3000 miles wide.


Land Area:
total: 9,826,630 sq km
land: 9,161,923 sq km
water: 664,707 sq km
note: includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia


249,000 (1990)
301,139,947 (July 2007 est.)
The U.S. has about 309 million residents, as of the 2010 U.S. Census.


Ethnic groups:
White 81.7%
Black 12.9%
Asian 4.2%
American indian and Alaska native 1%
native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2% (2003 est.)


Senators and Representatives make $165,200 a year. House and Senate party leaders get $183,500.

Vice President, House Speaker and Chief Justice receive $212,100.
Associate justices receive $203,000.

President's salary is $400,000.