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Total U.S. population in 1890: 62,622,250
... in 1900: 75,994,5752

Percent of total American population who served in the Spanish-American War: 0.4%
Total number of people who served in the Spanish-American War: 306,760
Total number of deaths: 2446
Total number of wounded: 16623

Per capita income for Americans in 1891 (in 1996 dollars): $3,841
... in 1892: $3,829
... in 1893: $3,617 (Financial Panic and depression until 1897)
... in 1894: $3,351
... in 1895: $3,803
... in 1896: $3,686
... in 1897: $3,830
... in 1902: $4,5564

Election of 1896: Republican William McKinley defeats Democratic candidate William J. Bryan with an electoral college majority of 271. McKinley wins 7,102,246 popular votes out of 13.6 million votes._CITATION5

Election of 1900: William McKinley wins reelection, defeating his two-time Democratic candidate William J. Bryan with an electoral college majority of 292. McKinley wins 7,218,491 popular votes of 13.8 million votes.6

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