United States of America

United States of America

Geographic Properties

Full Name: United States of America (Alternate Names: America, US, USA, U.S., U.S.A.)
Total Area: 3.719 million mi² (World Rank: 3rd)
Land Area: 3.537 million mi² (World Rank: 3rd)
Continent: North America
Bordering Countries/Regions: Canada, Mexico


Population: 340 million people (2023 estimate, World Rank: 3rd)
Population Density: 95.4 people/mi² (2021 estimate, World Rank: 183rd)
Population Growth: 0.298 %/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 171st)
Life Expectancy: 78.9 years (2020 estimate, World Rank: 66th)
Median Age: 37.7 years (2021 estimate, World Rank: 72nd)

Cultural Properties

Languages: English (77%), Spanish (13%), Chinese (0.9%), Tagalog (0.5%), Vietnamese (0.43%)
Ethnic Mix: White (79.96%), Hispanic (15.1%), Black (12.85%), Asian (4.43%), Mixed (1.61%)
Religions: Christianity (84%), Judaism (1.9%), Islam (1.6%), Buddhism (0.91%), Ethnic Religions (0.39%)
Literacy Rate: 99% (2003 estimate)

Capital and Major Cities

Capital City: Washington, District of Columbia
Largest Cities:
- New York City, New York: 8.804 million people
- Los Angeles, California: 3.849 million people
- Chicago, Illinois: 2.746 million people
- Houston, Texas: 2.305 million people
- Phoenix, Arizona: 1.608 million people

Economic Properties

GDP: $23.32 trillion/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 1st)
GDP at Parity: $23 trillion/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 2nd)
Real GDP: $20.53 trillion/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 1st)
GDP per Capita: $70249/yr/person (2021 estimate, World Rank: 11th)
GDP Real Growth: 5.945%/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 74th)
Gini Index: 0.415 (2019 estimate, World Rank: 113th)
Consumer Price Inflation: 4.7%/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 65th)


Unemployment Rate: 5.46% (2021 estimate, World Rank: 119th highest)
Long-term Unemployment Rate: 1.42% (2014 estimate, World Rank: 76th highest)
Labor Force: 164.8 million people (50.19% of population, 2021 estimate, World Rank: 3rd)

Business Information

Total Business Tax Rate: 36.6% of profit (2019 estimate, World Rank: 92nd)
New Businesses Registered: 676830/yr (13.13% of total businesses, 2005 estimate, World Rank: 2nd)

Media and Telecommunications

Internet Usage: 301.3 million people (90.9% of population, 2020 estimate, World Rank: 3rd)
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions: 361.6 million (2021 estimate, World Rank: 4th)


Vehicles in Use: 254.4 million vehicles (911.5 vehicles per thousand people, 2007 estimate)
Total Road Length: 4.03 million miles (2007 estimate)


Public Education Spending: 6.05% of GDP (2020 estimate, World Rank: 41st)
Students: 49.83 million people (15.25% of population, 2018 estimate, World Rank: 4th)
Teachers: 3.464 million people (2017 estimate, World Rank: 3rd)

Health Care

Health Spending: $7299.00 USD/person/yr (2007 estimate)
Physicians per Capita: 2.604/1000 people (2018 estimate)
Hospital Beds: 3.2/1000 people (2005 estimate)

UN Human Development Index

Health: 0.911 (World Rank: 36th)
Education: 0.9 (World Rank: 8th)
Living Standards: 0.948 (World Rank: 11th)
Total: 0.92 (World Rank: 10th, 2015 estimate)
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