Independence Day by the Numbers!

redwhiteyouBy this time next Friday, we will still be on the front end of the long Independence Day weekend – though, sadly, not as long as last year, when it fell on Wednesday! So, are you staying home (more of us are) ? Or taking a trip (fewer, and spending more) ? Either way, there’s a price tag on your “4th Fun” – because this is America, dang it!

Continuing a long MindFieldLive tradition, it’s Independence Day by the Numbers!

$300: Average spent on holiday parties

$39: Average spent on fireworks

40 million: Number of us taking a July 4th trip this year. Down 300K from last year

613: Average miles traveled per trip

$747: Average amount families spend per trip. Same as last year

3 million: Number of us flying – up 10%

84%: The percentage of travelers going by car, vs. plane

$3.60: Average price of a gallon of gas. Up 11% from last year

BTW, if you ARE entertaining at home, here’s an article that tells you how to save some bux!

What are YOUR plans this year? Hit us up on Facebook, and have a great weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Independence Day by the Numbers!”

  1. Independance Day….A glorius day for millions of people….Everybody will celebrate in diferent day,beach,traveling for vacations,,and most of all….Fireworks..people will be looking for a good spot anywhere to celebrate this wonderfull day…HAPPY 4th OF july and before celebrate Why and then you really know why is call 4th of july…Be happy and celebrate with order and drive safely..and Have A Wonderfull 4TH OF JULY….Thank you and GOD BLESS ALL…

  2. the 4th is my fathers birthday and we always get together for a cook out .
    honestly i really wonder if independence still has the same meaning as it used to .we have sold off bits and pieces of our country through the years, at this point it has become just another holiday to me . i guiess the question for me is – are we purely independent at this point in time ?

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