Today, people all over the country will celebrate Thanksgiving with those they hold dear. Some gatherings will be larger than others and some gatherings will be more unique than others. When you put together all the data that was compiled for Huff Post Food’s section, it is interesting to see the habits of people based on age, gender and income. Here are just a few key points:
Thanksgiving 2013 by the numbers
- A total of 79%of people will be attending some type of Thanksgiving gathering or party, which is down slightly from 85% of people in 2012.
- After taking into consideration the people who will not be attending a Thanksgiving get-together, 15 percent will be celebrating with 4 people or less, 47% will be celebrating with 5-10 people, and 39% will be attending a large Thanksgiving gathering of 10 people or more
- The age groups who are planning to cook the traditional meal themselves are more likely to be 55-64.
- People 65+ years old are more likely to eat out than any other age group.
- Fewer people are planning to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year vs. last year.
- The majority of Americans will have football on in-between eating.
- 35% of people say they are likely to go see a movie over the holiday weekend, compared to the 27 percent of people who are planning to go to the theater at some point over the next week.
- What dessert will be on most Thanksgiving tables? Definitely pumpkin pie, with 41% of people saying they prefer this dessert to others.
- People like to stick to their traditional Thanksgiving meal, with 38% of people saying their favorite menu item is turkey, followed by 26 percent who prefer stuffing and 16 percent who favor mashed potatoes.
Mallard Landing Retirement Community would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. We hope your day is full of laughs and good cheer.