By the Numbers: Thanksgiving


Amount spent by the average American during the five-day Thanksgiving period

10 hours, 33 minutes

Length of time the average American male would need to spend on a treadmill to burn the 4,500 calories consumed at the average Thanksgiving meal


Percentage of Americans who eat Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant

$552 million 

Estimated amount Americans spend on Thanksgiving turkeys each year

46 million 

Number of turkeys killed for the holiday

$19 million 

Amount of property loss caused by residential building fires each Thanksgiving


Percentage of people celebrating Thanksgiving who are dreading having to talk politics at the dinner table

Source: Wallethub