July 4th By the Numbers
By edhat staff
Fireworks, freedom, and food, it's America's 247th birthday.
The most cooked food during this celebration? It's hot dogs, 150 million in total. According to, Americans spend more than $7.7 billion on food and $1.4+ billion on beer and wine.
Nearly 48 million Americans are planning to venture over 50 miles from home this year. Ed wonders what percentage of those Americans are traveling to Santa Barbara for the holiday. Especially those on West Beach enjoying the fireworks display.
Speaking of fireworks, America spent $2.4+ billion on fireworks last year. And about 66% of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4. So let's leave it to the pros this year and celebrate responsibly.