Presidents' Day 2013 Fun Facts

Guess what Presidents have roads in Roseville named after them?

According to the U.S.Census News, Presidents’ Day is observed on the third Monday of February.

"Although many feel Presidents’ Day is a time to honor all former U.S. presidents, the federal holiday is actually the official observance of George Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22)," the agency said.

On this day, guess what roads in Roseville are naned after Presidents? The answer is listed at the end of this post. 

Meanwhile, The following Presidential Fun Facts was compiled by U.S. Census Bureau News: 

"To commemorate Presidents’ Day, the Census Bureau has pulled information from its geographic database on the country’s 100 most common names of places, minor civil divisions (MCDs) and counties.

The following list shows where the last names of various presidents rank on the list (rankings based on “actual name” counts). The “actual name” column is based on the number of places, MCDs and counties with just that name alone. The “total” column includes the “actual name” count plus the count in which the name is found within a longer name (such as “Fort Washington” or “Lincoln Park”).


Last Name                 Ranking                       Actual name    Total                           

Washington                 1                                  94               127                            

Lincoln                        3                                  70               95                          

Jackson                       4                                  66               96                           

Jefferson                     6                                  61               84                        

Clinton                       7                                  55               61                          

Madison                      9                                  54              70                        

Monroe                      10                                 51               64                        

Grant                         13                                39               62                            

Harrison                     24                                33              39                           

Adams                        26                               32               42                               

Cleveland                   47                                27               32                           

Garfield                      49                               26               27                              

Wilson                       56                                25               37                             

Taylor                        56                                25               47                             


Note: The term “places” refers to both incorporated places and census designated places (CDPs). Names of minor civil divisions (MCDs) are primarily the towns and townships from the 12 strong MCD states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. Also, these places were not necessarily named after the president in some cases, since the entities may have been named before the president was in office.

It’s also worth noting that:

--Although never a president, founding father Benjamin Franklin’s last name was the second most common name of a place, MCD or county, with 89 of these bearing his actual name.

To access a host of demographic and socio-economic statistics about any of the places with one of these names, see the “QuickFacts” data access tool: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html.

Answer to Roseville roads:  Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln Drive and Arthur Street. Did we miss any? If so,let us know and tell us what streets. Thanks. 


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