Meet the USA has become a trusted online resource for facts and statistics for all 50 U.S. states. We launched this website in early 2022 as an online educational resource for students, teachers, and parents. Our primary objective is to provide the latest statistics, facts, and information for each of the 50 U.S. states. We achieve our primary objective by using only using reputable data sources. Our secondary objective is verifying the accuracy of facts and data published to our website. We achieve our secondary objective by doing quarterly audits of existing facts and data to ensure they're still current and accurate.
We're always looking for more accurate facts and information about each U.S. state. If you would like to share any facts and see them appear on our website, please contact us. We love when our readers contribute content to our website. It can take up to two weeks for a shared fact to appear, assuming we can validate its accuracy.
There are countless websites on the internet that provide facts about the USA and U.S. states. However, during our initial research we found that many of the websites contain inaccurate facts and information. That’s why we only use reputable data sources to curate data to be published on the Meet the USA website. Below you’ll find some of the data sources we use and a link to their website.
We use data from the United States Census Bureau. This includes population, demographics, geographical, and other relevant data.
We use data from the Library of Congress. This includes historically accurate information on events, dates, and other relevant data.
We use data from the National Geodetic Survey. This includes latitude, longitude, elevation and shoreline data.
We use data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This includes weather, temperature, seasonal and other relevant data.
We use data from all state government websites. This includes all 50 U.S. states and territories when applicable.
We use data from Google’s Public Data Explorer. This includes a wide range of publicly available data from thousands of different sources.
We use data from the Wikipedia website. This can be a controversial data source, anything obtain from Wikipedia is verified through other data sources.