It goes without saying that America is an incredibly large and diverse country that has a lot to offer. There are several important factors to consider when weighing up your choices and options in terms of moving to the United States and beginning your journey to living the ‘American Dream’.
Where out of the 50 states would you like to live and start your new life in the U.S.? Are the climate and weather going to play a determining factor in your final decision on where you base your business or job?
Would you like to start your new journey somewhere similar in climate, community, and landscape to your current hometown and country, or are you looking for a completely different change of pace?
Every state and region of the United States has something magnificent and unique to offer and in this USA facts and information page, we will be taking you through and discussing interesting and insightful facts about America.
10 Facts about the size of America
The United States is an incredibly large nation, making up a large percentage of North America. In fact, the USA is the third-largest nation by land and total area in the entire world!
In our first 10 facts, we will be diving into the sheer size of the country, compared with other places around the world. So, in terms of size, the USA is:
- Less than half the size of South America (19%).
- Half the size (landmass) of Russia, despite having a significantly higher population.
- Roughly the same size as China, however, the U.S. is slightly larger in terms of landmass.
- Three times as small as Africa!
- Around 15% larger than the nation of Brazil.
- Roughly 19 times the size of Spain.
- The United States is over 2 million square kilometers bigger than Australia.
- About 18 times bigger than France.
- Roughly 40 times the size of the United Kingdom!
- The U.S. is more than 3500% (37 times) bigger than New Zealand.
5 Largest Cities in the USA
The downloadable infographic below showcases the 5 largest cities in the United States, including their population and also some information regarding housing prices in case you ever considered a move to one of them:
Important USA Facts and Information
Capital city: Washington, D.C.
National Independence: July 4, 1776
Border Countries: Canada, Mexico
Border Oceans: Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific
Population: 339,996,563 (as of 2023)
Land Area: 3,615,123 sq. mi. (9,375,720 sq. km.)
Highest Point: Mt. McKinley, Alaska, 20,320 ft. (6194 m.) above sea level
Lowest Point: Death Valley, California, 282 ft (86 m.) below sea level
Largest State: Alaska
Smallest State: Rhode Island
National Bird: Bald Eagle
National Flower: Rose
National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner
Economic Facts About the United States
Now that we have gone through the majority of facts about the United State’s land and history – let’s take a look at some economic facts about the Land of Opportunity:
The USA has the largest economy in the world with a GDP of 23.3 trillion!
Economic growth has been steadily increasing over the past decade, generating 20 million jobs!
According to SBA’s office, there are 33,185,550 small businesses in the United States as of 2023.
These small businesses employ 61.7 million Americans, totaling 46.4% of private sector employees.
Additionally, small businesses account for 99.1% of all U.S. businesses!
In the United States, around $100,000 separates the middle class from the upper class.
Gen-Z, or Generation Z may spend as much as $143 billion by 2024, making up approximately 40% of U.S. consumers by next year.
If the state of California was a country, it would have the 5th highest GDP in the world!
What will JDC Consultancy do for you?
Now is the time to start, create, or purchase your own business, and the United States is the perfect place!
There are many different visa options for foreign entrepreneurs looking to start or move businesses to the United States, and here at JDC Consultancy, we help entrepreneurs with one of the most essential steps in a successful visa application.
We specialize in creating comprehensive and detailed immigration business plans for US visas. Writing immigration business plans has been our focus and profession since 2006.