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Saturday, 28th June 2008

Fast Facts: Fourth of July 2008

Facts and stats relating to the holiday.

Including:

+ 2.5 million
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.

+ Please Pass the Potato Salad
Potato salad and potato chips are popular food items at Fourth of July barbecues. More than half (52 percent) of the nation’s spuds were produced in Idaho or Washington state in 2007.

+ $17.3 million
The value of U.S. manufacturers’ shipments of fireworks in 2002.

+ $4.7 million
In 2007, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($4.3 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.

...and many more

Source: U.S. Census


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