Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving by Numbers

I found these Thanksgiving statistics from to be interesting

Thanksgiving Holiday StatisticsData
  • Total number of Turkeys that are consumed on Thanksgiving Day  51,000,000
  • Total U.S. spending on Thanksgiving dinner food $2,375,000,000
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving dinner $54.18
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving weekend $302
  • Number of families that will travel for Thanksgiving 39,000,000
  • Number of places in the U.S. named Plymouth 37
  • Average cost per pound of Turkey $1.15

Thanksgiving Related Food StatisticsData
  • Average number of Turkeys raised in the U.S. each year 248 million
  • Annual consumption of turkey by the average American 16 pounds
  • Annual tons of green beans produced 656,340 tons
  • Pounds of sweet potatoes produced annually 2.4 billion pounds
  • Value of all pumpkins produced annually $117 million
  • Pounds of cherries produced annually 266 million pounds
  • Barrels of cranberry produced annually 7.5 million barrels
  • Total value of turkeys produced in the U.S. annually $4.37 billion

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