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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 13

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WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America - Tuesday, May 13th. Today marks the 407th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, at Jamestown, Virginia. The name honored King James I of England. Captains John Smith and Christopher Newport were among the leaders of a group of royally chartered settlers, who sailed from Plymouth, England aboard three small ships - the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery. By 1625, more than 1,200 European colonists lived in Virginia. Today, the state has a population of more than 8.25 million. Although Jamestown is now a tourist attraction and archaeological site with no residents, the Jamestown district of James City County has a population of about 10,500. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://www.nps.gov/colo/index.htm 

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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