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31 U.S. towns have 'liberty'

July 4, 2011 at 1:59 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- The Fourth of July is being celebrated Monday across the United States, including 31 municipalities with "liberty" in their names and 35 with "eagle."

The U.S. Census Bureau said the country has 31 places with "liberty" in their names, including the largest, Liberty, Mo., with a population of 29,149 as of April 2010, and a total of four Iowa cities with the word, Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.

The bureau said 35 U.S. municipalities have the word "eagle" in the name, with Eagle Pass, Texas, being the largest with a population of 26,248.

Independence, Mo., with a population of 116,830, was listed as the largest of 11 locations with "independence" in the name and New Freedom, Pa., is the largest of nine to include the word "freedom" at a population of 4,464.

The bureau said five U.S. cities have "America" in the name, with American Fork, Utah, being the most populous with 26,263 residents.

Only one location was listed with the word "patriot" in its name, Patriot, Ind., with a population of 209.

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