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Independence Day Facts & Figures

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  • $7.15 Billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on Fourth of July food.
  • $1.6+ Billion: Amount we plan to spend on Fourth of July beer and wine.
  • $800+ Million: Amount we’re expected to spend on fireworks (67 percent of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4).
  • 2 Million: Record number of people who will travel 50+ miles from home this Fourth of July.
  • 1785:  year of the oldest Fourth of July Parade, held in Bristol, RI
  • 27:  that’s the # of different official American flags used in U.S. history (the # of stars changed each time)
  • 1960: Year the current American flag design was chosen
  • 65% of American’s own an American flag
  • $5.4 million: the annual value of American Flags, most of which are imported from China
  • 86 places in the U.S. have “Independence,” “Liberty,” “Freedom” or “Eagle” in their names (but can you NAME them?)
  • 52% of U.S. adults are “extremely proud” to be American’s (down from 70% in 2003)
  • 5% of Americans will attend a 4th of July picnic
  • 150 MILLION hot dogs are consumed each 4th of July weekend
  • 70: the Record # of hotdogs eaten in 10 minutes by Joey Chesnut at the 2016  Annual “4th of July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest”.
  • #1:  the 4th ranks as America’s top BEER drinking holiday
  • 800: average # of people who end up in the ER with fireworks-related injuries each 4th of July holiday.
  • 7: average # of people who die from fireworks-related incidents each year.
  • 400: average # of people killed in 4th of July car crashes each year
  • 146: people died in 4th of July car crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08+
  • $10K: cost of the average DUI (Uber people, Uber)
  •  2017 marks America’s 242nd birthday –
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