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Language & Statistics.
Age Requirements & Tip Guide, too!

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People

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Did you know that Americans are the most likely nationality in the world to help a stranger? According to the World Giving Index, approximately 203 million individuals are ready to help!

Nationality
American(s)

National Language
English

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The United States doesn’t have an official language. However, in 31 of 50 states, English is recognized as the official language. The official language of Hawaii is Hawaiian.

    Ethnic Groups

    2010 est.

    Languages

    2015 est.

    How Old Are You?

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    Able to get a driver's permit.

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    Able to get a driver's license.

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    Able to watch R-rated movies.

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    Able to smoke, vote and serve in the military.

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    Able to drink alcohol and rent a car (restrictions or high rentals may apply until 25 years of age).

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    Able to begin collecting Social Security at 75% of the monthly benefit. Full benefits start at age 66.

    Population
    323,995,528

    Source

    Median Age
    37.9

    Source

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    Birth / Death Rate

    2016 est. per 1,000 People.

    Life Expectancy

    2016 est.

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    Federal Minimum Wage
    $7.25 / Per Hour

    Source

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    How Much Should You Tip?

    Tipping in the U.S. is obligatory for many service industries. If you're unsure if a tip is expected, politely ask. Tips that are based on a percentage of the bill should be calculated before tax. Also, check the bill before tipping. Some establishments will automatically add a tip or gratuity to the bill.

    Aesthetician / Barber / Hairstylist / Manicurist / Masseuse
    Tip 15-20% when paying the bill.

    Bartender
    Tip $1 per drink or 15-20% per round when receiving your drink, at the end of a round or when paying the bill.

    Coatroom Attendent
    Tip $1 per coat when picking up your coat.

    Concierge
    Not obligated when asking for directions. Tip $5 for reservations or tickets and $15 for tickets that are difficult to obtain.

    Home Delivery (Pizza, etc.)
    Tip 15% to 20% of the bill, more if the delivery is difficult.

    Hotel Doorman
    Not obligated for opening doors. Tip $1 per bag for help with luggage and $1 per person for hailing a taxi.

    Hotel Maid
    Tip $2 - $5 per night at the end of your stay. Leave the tip in the provided card (usually on the desk).

    Restaurant Server (Seated)
    Tip 15% to 20% when paying the bill.

    Restaurant Server (Self-Serve / Buffet)
    Tip 10% when paying the bill.

    Restroom Attendant
    Tip $0.50 to $3 when leaving. 

    Skycaps / Bellhops
    Tip $2 per bag or $5 minimum per cart when arriving at your destination.

    Sommelier
    Tip 15% of the cost of the bottle when leaving.

    Taxi Driver
    Tip 10% to 15% of the fare when arriving at your destination. Add $1 to $5 for assistance with luggage.

    Tip Jars (Starbucks / Sandwich Shops)
    Not obligated. Tip for great service, complicated orders or occasionally if you're a regular.

    Valet Parking Attendant
    Tip $2-5 when receiving your car keys.

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