Thanksgiving 2016: Turkey By The Numbers

Thanksgiving is officially in the rear-view and we can now focus on Christmas. Here's a quick by-the-numbers on how Americans took their turkey this year.

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Americans observed Thanksgiving by eating a lot turkey. 

According to numbers released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and reported by the Washington Examiner, roughly 45 million turkeys are killed every year for Thanksgiving. The United States Census Bureau estimates that a total 243 million turkeys were raised in the United States this year. 

Price Americans think is fair for a pound of turkey. (Statista Survey)Price Americans think is fair for a pound of turkey. (Statista Survey)

Americans paid approximately $49.87 on average for a Thanksgiving Day meal for 10 people, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. 

According to a Statista survey, 29 percent of Americans said that less than $1.50 per pound was a fair price for turkey, while 28 percent of respondents would agree to pay $5 or more per pound

The actual average retail price for turkey in the United States in 2015 was roughly $1.45 per pound. That's up from an average price per pound of $0.99 back in 1995

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