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Keep all fireworks pointed away from people as well as animals or buildings.

If July 4th tells us anything is that Americans love fireworks, and according to a new report, some states love them more than others. South Carolina is on the list!

According to a 2020 ValuePenguin study:

The United States spent about $319,270,828 on fireworks in total.
Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Alabama and South Carolina spend the most on fireworks, between $51.1 Million to $18.9 Million.
On a per capita basis, Missouri, Alabama, Kansas, Wyoming and South Carolina top the nation for firework use.

Of course, fireworks can be dangerous, and the report finds:

  • 26.2% of annual firework-related injuries and ER visits occur on July 4th.
  • Injuries increase by 538% on July 4th vs. July 3rd.
  • 42% of July 4th firework-related injuries happen to Americans under the age of 20.
  • 32% happen to children under the age of ten.
  • 57% of Fourth of July fireworks injuries happen to men.

  • #5 South Carolina

    South Carolina Fireworks

    (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

  • #4 Alabama

    Alabama Fireworks

     (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival)

  • #3 Ohio

    Alex Zanardi

     Credit: David Taylor /Allsport

  • #2 Mississippi

    New Orleans Prepares To Mark 10 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

     (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • #1 Missouri

    MO: Los Angeles Dodgers v St. Louis Cardinals, Game 3

    (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)