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Americans are citizens of the United States.[1] They are of many different ethnic groups and religions, due to immigration from all over the world.

Also, there are other groups that did not immigrate to the United States but became American because of American expansion in the late 1800s. These groups are people from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands.

In addition to the United States, Americans and people of American descent can be found around the world. As many as three to seven million Americans are estimated to be living outside the United States.

Most Americans are from an Irish, Scottish, African, or English descent. A recent amount of Latin-Americans are also growing. This is why the United States is called the "Melting Pot".

The United States of America is a diverse country. Six races are officially recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes: White, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

The current population of Americans in the U.S. is 308,745,538.

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