We internet marketers LOVE statistics! We get our kicks from looking at numbers and data and trying to find patterns or meaning from all of the chaos. Ultimately though, we enjoy statistics because it gives us knowledge to help our clients. So this 4th of July, show off your smarts with some of these red, white, and blue statistics.

History

The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, is celebrated nationwide as the day the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. This document was first written by Thomas Jefferson as a declaration of America’s independence from Great Britain. John Adams foresaw this day being celebrated year after year by United States citizens. Independence Day became a federal holiday in the USA in 1941 and is celebrated every year on July 4th with family, friends, festivals, food, and fireworks.

Illuminating Statistics

  • 150 million hotdogs are consumed each year on July 4th
  • There is a 33% chance that the hot dog you eat on the 4th of July came from Iowa.
  • $5 million worth of American flags are imported from China every year.
  • 25 million pounds of fireworks are sold for July 4th celebrations.
  • $600 million are spent on fireworks on the 4th throughout the U.S.
  • 41 million people spend July 4th at someone else’s home.
  • Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day, July 4, 1826 and James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.
  • The 1st week in July is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year.
  • There are more alcohol related fatalities on the 4th of July than on New Year’s Day.
  • There are 11 places in the U.S. with “independence” in their name.
  • 500,000 people attend the Washington D.C. 4th of July celebration each year.
  • John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th.
  • The Liberty Bell rang on July 8, 1776, to gather people to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

So whether you are at a parade, the lake, or just hanging out at home this 4th of July. Throw out some of these statistics to your friends and family for some good 4th of July conversation! You will quickly learn how remarkable statistics can be! If by reading this article, you have become intrigued by statistics, visit us at www.5ivefold.com. We’ve got some pretty impressive ones!

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Sources:
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff14.html

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/?n=july4statisticspeoria

http://www.history.com/topics/july-4th

http://www.statisticbrain.com/4th-of-july-statistics/

http://statistics.about.com/od/Applications/a/Fourth-Of-July-Statistics.htm