Many Americans choose to celebrate the Fourth of July in the safety and convenience of their own backyard.
The invention of this simple phenomenon has become a staple on the Fourth of July. All over America homeowner owners invest large sums of money into what has become a retreat for recreation, entertainment, dining, and relaxation. What used to be just a simple fence, bbq grill and patio has turned into a small oasis for many Americans. Here are some interesting facts regarding our country and the Fourth of July weekend.
4th of July Statistics - Data
Number of hotdogs consumed on July 4th each year - 150 million
Amount of chicken purchased in the week leading up to July 4th - 700 million pounds
Amount of red meat / pork purchased in the week leading up to July 4th - 190 million pounds
Percent of American households with outdoor grills - 87 %
Number of Americans who will spend the holiday at someone else’s home - 41 million
Amount of fireworks sold to cities for public celebrations - 25 million pounds
Dollar amount of American flags imported into the US from China - $5 million
Number of places in the US with “Independence” in their name - 11