June 29, 2017
Fireworks, beer and barbecue, not to mention parades, tend to mark the typical July 4th celebration. Other interesting things make up this day of independence, as well. Just for fun, WalletHub decided to pile a whole lot of 4th of July metrics and numbers into a highly colorful infographic.
Did you know that:
- 27.7% of Americans will purchase patriotic merchandise?
- 700 million pounds of chicken are bought the week before July 4?
- 65% of Americans own U.S. flags?
And there is a lot more to this graphic. So, if you’re interested in knowing how many official flags the U.S. has flown in its 242 years, where the oldest July 4 parade took place and how much money Americans will spend on food this year, take a look below.
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