State of the Union 2015: By the Numbers

PHOTO: President Obama addresses the House Chamber for the State of the Union, Jan. 20, 2015. PlayABC News
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Tuesday night, President Obama delivered his second-to-last State of the Union speech in the House chamber. Out of the 22 guests who joined First Lady Michelle Obama in her viewing box, the president only mentioned three by name - Alan Gross, Rebekah Erler and Scott Kelly. According to the American Presidency Project, Obama spoke for a total of 59 minutes and 57 seconds.

Obama's speech was about 6,493 words. Here is a list of some of the words he mentioned and how many times he said each word throughout his address to Congress:

America – 76 times

Jobs – 19 times

Economy – mentioned 18 times

Families – 16 times

Congress – 13 times

College – 12 times

Workers – 11 times

Protect – 11 times

Future – 9 times

Values – 6 times

Middle-class – 6 times

Military – 5 times

United States – 4 times

Hope – 4 times

We believed – 4 times

I believe – 4 times

Focus – 3 times

Industry – 3 times

Intelligence – 2 times

PHOTO: A word cloud depicting words used in the 2015 State of the Union speech by President Obama. Wordle.net
A word cloud depicting words used in the 2015 State of the Union speech by President Obama.