Reasons for immigration are seemingly as numerous and diverse as the people who come to the United States. Since the first English settlers established Jamestown in 1607 on land that would later be part of the United Sta... More » Geography United States

As of October 2014, the United States Census Bureau estimates that there are approximately 319,166,000 people living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This calculation is based on the most recent census data... More » World View Social Sciences Population & Demography

As of 2015, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the richest person in America, with a net worth of $76 billion, says Forbes. Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett is the second-richest person in America, with a net worth of... More » Business & Finance Careers Salaries
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As of 2015, the most populous cities in the United States are New York, Los Angeles, Chiciago and Houston, each with populations between two and eight million people. Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego and Dallas all h... More » Geography United States

Some of the worst cities in the United States in which to live as of 2015 include St. Louis, Missouri; Reno, Nevada; New Orleans, Louisiana; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis, Tennessee. California alone contains several ... More » Geography United States

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The vertical length of the continental United States is 1,582 miles, using point-to-point, straight-line measurements. There is a total land mass of 3,537,438 square miles, which includes all 50 states and the District o... More » Geography United States