Every year on the 4th of July, our country pauses for a day to celebrate the history and tradition of our great nation. The United States of America is a truly amazing place full of patriotic, hard working citizens. We at Ortho 360 want take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th by offering some interesting facts about this holiday.
4th of July: Fun Facts
In 1776, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the United States had an estimated population of 2.5 million people. This Fourth of July more than 313.9 million people are living in the United States, and many of them will be celebrating Independence Day.
74 million: number of Americans who participated in a barbecue cook out last 4th of July
150 million: number of hot dogs the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says Americans will enjoy on Independence Day, enough to stretch from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles over five times
121 million: Number of Americans who own and American flag.
$3.2 million: The dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($2.8 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.
$486,026: Dollar value of U.S. flags exported last year. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $256,407 worth.
68.3 million: Number of cases of beer sold nationwide on July Fourth, for which Americans will spend $341 million. According to the Beer Institute, the Fourth of July is the top holiday for beer sales, followed by Labor Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Christmas.
22 tons: Amount of fireworks used in the annual New York City fireworks display. Americans spend more than $600 million on fireworks each year.
$231.8 million: The value of U.S. manufacturers’ shipments of fireworks and pyrotechnics
500,000: number of people who attend the Washington, D.C., Fourth of July celebration each year
American Cities that Embody the 4th of July
31: places that have “liberty” in their names. Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.
35: places that have “eagle” in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas, with a population of 26,248.
11: places that have “independence” in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo., with a population of 116,830.
9: places that have “freedom” in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pa., with a population of 4,464.
1: place that has “patriot” in its name. Patriot, Ind., has a population of 209.
5: places that have “America” in their names. The most populous is American Fork, Utah, with a population of 26,263.
Once again from Dr. Dustin, Dr. Henry, Dr. Burgess and the entire Ortho 360 staff, we want to wish your family a safe and happy 4th of July!