Valentine’s Day By The Numbers!
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day in which people express their love to one another by presenting gifts, such as cards, candy, flowers and jewels.Here are some staggering statistics regarding Valentine’s Day:
- The number of marriages that took place in the United States in 2009 - 2.1 million, or nearly 5,800 a day.
- The number of pounds per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2009 - 24.3 pounds
- The number of confectionery and nut stores in the United States in 2008 - 3,375
- The number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate in 2008, 1,317. California led the nation with 146 chocolate making companies, followed by Pennsylvania with 115.