4th of July Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: CNN, The Herald Tribune, US Census Bureau
Date Verified: 7.3.2013
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a United States holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.
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
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