The United States Census Bureau has published some interesting statistics about the Fourth of July. Following is some of the interesting information gathered from the Census Bureau web site (census.gov).
The Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The signed of the Declaration of Independence triggered the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. The holiday celebrated the birth of America will be marked by parades, fireworks,festivals, picnics and backyard barbecues.
Here is some information about the food served at picnics and Fourth of July Cookouts. There is a very good chance your Fourth of July picnic traveled from all over the country to join on the picnic table. There is also information about the fireworks and flags that have become an important symbol of Independence. Day.
More than 1 in 4 of the hot dogs and sausages consumed on the Fourth originated in Iowa.
6.8 billion pounds is the total production of cattle and calves in Texas in 1006. There’s a good chance that the meat, hot dogs, steaks and hamburgers served at the backyard barbecue comes from Texas. Texas accounts for about one sixth of the nations meat production. . They are followed by Nebraska, which produced 4.8 billion pounds or Kansas, 4.1 billion pounds.
6 States are the number of states that had a revenue from broiler chickens of $1 billion or greater between December 2005 and November 2006. These six states are Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi or Texas. There’s a good chance that the chicken on the grill comes from one of these states.
About 50 – 50. Are the odds that the beans in the side dish of baked beams coma from North Dakota or Michigan. These two states produced 49 percent of the nations dry, edible beans in 2006.
Over Half Corn on the cob is another popular Fourth of July side dish. About 60 percent of the sweet corn produced nationally comes from the states of Florida, California, Georgia and New York.
Nearly half of the nation’s potatoes were produced in Idaho or Washington in 2006. Potato Salad and potato chips are popular at summer picnics
70 Percent of the nation’s head lettuce comes from California The lettuce in the picnic salads or on hamburgers very likely has traveled from one of the west coast states.
About 2 out of 3 is the chance that the tomato in your salad traveled from Florida or California. These two states combined account for 68 percents of the nation’s tomato production.
About 835 pounds of watermelon. Florida is the state that leads the nation in Watermelon production. Florida produced about 835 pounds of watermelon in 2006. The other leading watermelon states are California, Georgia and Texas, which each produce about 600 million pounds of this dessert fruit.
More than 74 million Americans reported that they took part in a barbecue in the previous year. There’s a good chance that the barbecue took place on the Fourth of July.
Fireworks. $206.3 million was the dollar value of fireworks imported to the United States from China. This represents the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported. The U.S. imported $216 million in fireworks, many of which re used for Fourth of July celebrations.
Flags: $5.3 million was the dollar value of U.S. Flags that were imported to the United States. The vast majority of these flags ($5 million), were U.S. flags made in China.