Thanksgiving 2022 By The Numbers (Fun Facts): How Much Do You Know?

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THANKSGIVING 2022 BY THE NUMBERS: 60+ FUN FACTS

How much do you know about Thanksgiving 2022 and how Americans observe this holiday? Did you know that in 2022:

  • 97% of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • 31% of Americans will travel for Thanksgiving. 47% will drive. 29% will fly.

  • 64% of Americans would prefer an alternative to turkey, but 68% will be serving turkey, nonetheless. 26% would like some new side dishes. 

  • $835 million will be spent on turkeys, alone, this year. Average cost of a 16 pound turkey is just over $25.

  • 45% of Americans choose pumpkin pie as their favorite. Apple pie is the second most favorite choice at 19%.

  • On average, 3,150-4,500 calories will be consumed by the average person. In total, Americans are expected to consume some 8.3 billion calories on Thanksgiving Day.

  • 13% of Americans choose to order in or go out for Thanksgiving.

  • George H. W. Bush was the first President to pardon a turkey in 1989.

 

For more information about how Americans observe Thanksgiving, favorite Thanksgiving Day dishes, Thanksgiving Day football and parade traditions, Thanksgiving shopping trends, what Americans say they are thankful for, and more check out the full 2022 Thanksgiving By The Numbers article from WalletHub, which lists over 60 fun facts about Thanksgiving.

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT THANKSGIVING 2022: INFOGRAPHIC

Thanksgiving 2022 By The Numbers

 

These Thanksgiving 2022 fun facts are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, Charlotte region residential real estate experts. 

 

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Comments (50)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I now know more about Thanksgiving than any other US holiday, thank you for sharing Nina 

Nov 18, 2022 10:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Nina, I sure wish I could serve ten people for the average price listed.  I guess I make to much!

 

Nov 18, 2022 10:22 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

In looking at the statistics, we cover every one of the dishes, and will travel a total of 4 miles to eat that bird.  Our dinner contribution is the bird, all 25 pounds of it.

Nov 18, 2022 11:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I love reading all of the stats and seeing and seeing where I fall. I bought our turkey and it is thawing in our fridge. So far we'll have a smaller crowd than normal- 28. We even have one young couple in New Zealand for a wedding!  

Nov 18, 2022 11:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... I guess I'll have to see what I can do for Christmas and expand your holiday knowledge even further! :)

Nov 18, 2022 12:43 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... I think it was wishful thinking in that number, especially this year.

Nov 18, 2022 12:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva hi Ed... that is one big bird! Not sure I've ever been at a Thanksgiving Day dinner with a bird that size!

Nov 18, 2022 12:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I love how you call a dinner for 28 "small." But I know you'll have a blast on Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 18, 2022 12:45 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina we will be have the average size turkey of 16 lbs this year, but it will be a fresh turkey so the cost will be double the average $25 cost.

Also there should be one more fact.  100% of men will fall asleep while watching a football game following the Thanksgiving meal.  🤪

Nov 18, 2022 12:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... I'll have to take your word for it on the 100% of men falling asleep watching a football game. We don't watch football in my house, unless it's soccer... and I don't watch that either, myself. :)

Nov 18, 2022 12:54 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Nina Hollander, Broker thank you for the very good detailed post about Thanksgiving 2022 by the numbers, fun facts. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 18, 2022 02:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina loved the statistics and the facts on a side note I thought Turkey Pardoning was way before that, what a surprise to me:)Endre

Nov 18, 2022 10:14 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The infographic says it all and some of those numbers are crazy, haha.  I hope that your Thanksgiving will be enjoyable!

Nov 19, 2022 03:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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John Pusa thank you, John, for popping by. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead.

Nov 19, 2022 04:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. Good morning, Endre... I was surprised by the turkey pardoning fact, myself. I always enjoy seeing numbers like this... always learn something new. Wishing you and Diane a lovely weekend.

Nov 19, 2022 04:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England good morning, Brian... some of those numbers are serious eye-openers! Wishing you a terrific pre-Thanksgiving weekend.

Nov 19, 2022 04:27 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Nina, lots of fun facts here.  I am way out of the % loop with my #1 choice of Mince Pie.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving.  m

Nov 19, 2022 08:23 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

What a fun post for the season. Thanksgiving certainly does have an impact in so many ways! Our turkey is thawing in the fridge and the pies have been ordered (taking the lazy route this year!). Both daughters and their family - 4 grandkids - will be here this year...a rarity

Jeff

Nov 19, 2022 11:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho hi Mark... I don't think I've ever had mince pie. Not even sure what it's made of! 

Nov 19, 2022 02:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... how wonderful that all your kids and grandkids are coming for Thanksgiving. I know you are looking forward to it... wishing you all a wonderful celebration.

Nov 19, 2022 02:27 PM