[VIDEO] Fourth of July by the Numbers

During this year’s Fourth of July holiday, Americans will spend an average of $71 per household on food for barbeques and cookouts. While 63 percent of people will attend a professional fireworks display sometime over the weekend, 26 percent of the populace will launch their own pyrotechnics (hopefully in a safe manner). This short video features a few more Fourth of July facts to add some statistical context to the nation’s Independence Day celebrations.


  1. Why are 98 percent of imported American flags produced in China?
  2. How does Macy’s benefit from putting on such a large fireworks display every Fourth of July?