St. Patrick’s Day 2015: By The Numbers


St. Patrick’s Day is coming Tuesday and with it comes quite a few pints of Guinness, green clothes, and lots of corned beef and cabbage. So how much green is being spent by Americans on St. Patrick’s Day? breaks that down and more:


Source: WalletHub

Information on the above chart includes:

$4.6 billion will be spent on St. Paddy’s Day 2015
$1.3 million – the market value of a pot of gold containing 1,000 1-ounce pieces of gold
$36.50: Average amount St. Patrick’s partiers will spend

52.3 percent of Americans plan to celebrate
82.4 percent of celebrators plan to wear green
11 percent of Americans are planning a St. Patrick’s Day vacation

70%: Increase in cabbage shipments during St. Patrick’s week
45 lbs. of vegetable-based dye is used to dye the Chicago River green
13M: Pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day

276: Drunk-driving casualties on St. Patrick Day (2009 – 2013)
75 percent of drivers involved in St. Patrick’s Day DUI crashes are 2X over the legal limit
46 minutes – the interval at which alcohol-related crashes claim a life on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day ranks 4th among the calendar’s most popular drinking days – behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and the Fourth of July
33.3 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, 7x the population of Ireland
16 places in the U.S. are named Dublin