USA by the Numbers: 40 Key Statistical Insights

21Single Americans Stat

Single Americans Stat

The number of adults in the United States who are single and have never been married reached a new high in 2018. 35 percent of American adults aged 25 to 50 had never married, which was up from 9 percent in the 1970s.

22America's Extreme Weather Events

America's Extreme Weather Events

A little more than 75% of the tornadoes that the world experiences occur in the United States. Extreme weather events occur most frequently in North America, and the United States in particular experiences an average of over 10,000 severe thunderstorm events and over 1,000 tornadoes annually.

23Holiday Season Financial Stress

Holiday Season Financial Stress

The financial stress of the holiday season is a concern for 45 percent of Americans, according to a survey of 1,000 people taken in 2012.

24Texan Cowboy Stats

Texan Cowboy Stats

African Americans made up as many as one in four Texan cowboys in the 1800s. The number of Mexican cowboys was even bigger.

25Bachelor Degree Stats of USA

Bachelor Degree Stats of USA

In 2013, women earned 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees that were awarded that year in the United States.

26American Educated IQs

American Educated IQs

Sixty-five percent of high school-educated Americans in a 2009 survey believed that they were of above-average intelligence, even though evidence showed that just 47 percent actually were. The research also indicated that 84% of college graduates had an above-average IQ, yet only 73% of college graduates felt they were above-average.

27American Vegetable Consumption

American Vegetable Consumption

While 71% of Americans consume too much saturated fat, only 13% of Americans eat enough vegetables.

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28Potty Training in USA

Potty Training in USA

In the United States, 90% of children were potty-trained by the age of two, before the widespread availability of disposable diapers.

29Signers of the Declaration

Signers of the Declaration

The average age of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence was 44. On the entire list of American Revolution participants, the youngest was Andrew Jackson, aged 9, and the oldest was Samuel Whittemore, 81 as of July 4, 1776. Eight were under 18 years of age.

30Onion Consumption in USA

Onion Consumption in USA

Even though onions are used in a lot of American dishes, the average American only eats 18.8 pounds of onions per year, while the average Libyan eats 66.8 pounds.

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