How to Cite USAFacts

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So long as you:

  • Attribute — Give appropriate credit. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. We give examples of recommended citation language below.
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USAFacts works diligently to gather data and make it accessible to the public. Here are examples of ways to credit USAFacts for this effort:

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