Residents of Arizona know how to honor America, according to a recent survey. Particularly patriotic are those living in Scottsdale.
This is all according to a recent ranking released by the personal finance website WalletHub, “2019’s Best and Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations.”
Scottsdale, Arizona, was ranked as the 12th best city in the country for parades, fireworks, family, and fun. The list was compiled based on an analysis of several factors including affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, weather for each cities’ Fourth of July celebration and more. Data from 100 of the largest U.S. cities was examined.
The most patriotic city, according to Wallethub's analysis, is New York City, followed by Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.
The study also estimated that $6.8 billion will be spent on food during the Fourth of July alone. A good portion of that will be spent on hot dogs. In 2019, Americans will eat an estimated 150 million hot dogs.
Americans plan to spend more than $1 billion on fireworks, according to Wallethub. About $5.4 billion will be spent on importing American flags, mostly from China. About $1.6 billion will be spent on beer and wine. And 47 million people who will travel more than 50 miles from home for the holiday.