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Thanksgiving 2015 By The Numbers

From the cost of this year's dinner to travel predictions, here are the numbers you need to know for Thanksgiving this year.

By Ben Lawson | November 20, 2015

Here's a look at Thanksgiving 2015 by the numbers.

Total turkeys consumed on Thanksgiving day: 51,150,000. That's about 20 percent of the turkeys raised in the U.S. in 2015. 

For the first time ever, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is over $50

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Blame the turkey. The average cost of the bird went up by $1.39 to $23.04. 

In total, people will spend $2.8 billion on food for Thanksgiving. 

In 2014, 46.3 million people traveled on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The average distance was 549 miles round-trip. 

Of those folks, 7.7 percent chose to fly, and 89.1 percent traveled by auto.

With gas prices below $2 per gallon in 41 states, we can expect statistics to skew the same way for 2015. 

This video includes images by Getty Images.

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