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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 7

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WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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HAWAII

Profile America — Monday, July 7th. On this date 116 years ago, the U.S. began absorbing an island paradise en route to making it a treasured part of the nation, as President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii. A short time later, Congress made Hawaii an incorporated territory of the U.S., which it remained until achieving statehood in 1959. For most Americans on the mainland, Hawaii is the ultimate vacation, with its lovely scenery and average annual temperature of around 72 degrees. Tourism, defense, and raising sugar cane and pineapples are the mainstays of the economy. More than 1.4 million Americans call Hawaii home — about half of them Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/ID/4625/July-7-1898-Hawaii-Republic-Annexed-by-USA.aspx 
http://coolweather.net/statetemperature/hawaii_temperature.htm 
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/15000.html

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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