Posted: Mar 17, 2017 12:05 AM MDT
Updated: Mar 17, 2017 12:05 AM MDT
With St. Patrick's Day here, go behind the numbers of this celebration of all things Irish, as compiled by WalletHub.com.
56.1 percent: The percentage of Americans who plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in 2017
82.5%: The percentage of St. Patrick's Day celebrators who plan to wear green
45 pounds: The amount of vegetable-based dye used to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day
5 hours: How long the Chicago River's green dye lasts on St. Patrick's Day
1: Crystal bowl of shamrocks given by Ireland to the U.S. president each St. Patrick's Day. The plants, pursuant to Secret Service policy for any food, drink or plant presented to the president, are destroyed immediately after the ceremony.
$1.22 million: The market value of a leprechaun's pot of gold, which contains 1,000 gold coins weighing one ounce each
1737: Year of the first St. Patrick's Day parade, which took place in Boston
$5.2 billion: Amount that will be spent on St. Patrick's Day in 2017
$38: Average amount that St. Patrick's Day partiers will spend this year
70%: The increase in cabbage shipments during the week of St. Patrick's Day
13 million: Pints of Guinness that will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick's Day
4th: St. Patrick's Day rank among the calendar's most popular drinking days -- behind New Year's Eve, Christmas and Fourth of July
30: Number of drunken driving casualties over the St. Patrick's Day holiday period in 2015
72 minutes: Interval at which alcohol-related car crashes claim a life on St. Patrick's Day holiday period
75%: Number of St. Patrick's Day car crashes that involve a driver who's consumed two times the legal limit
33.5 million: The number of U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry
2nd: Irish's rank among most frequently reported European ancestry in U.S. (behind only German)
$64,322: Median income for Irish-American households ($53,889 for all households)
68.4%: Home ownership rate in U.S. among people with Irish ancestry
16: Places in the U.S. named Dublin, including Dublin, California (pictured)
For more information on the numbers behind St. Patrick's Day, visit https://wallethub.com/blog/st-patricks-day-facts/10960/.