Some Fun Halloween Facts From the US Census Bureau

Halloween Facts From the US Census Bureau – Profile America Facts for Features explores interesting statistics associated with the customs and rituals of Halloween. Over the years, Halloween customs and rituals have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick or treating, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted houses and parties.

41 million – The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2010 — children 5 to 14 — across the United States.

116.7 million – Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2010 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters

1.1 billion pounds – Pumpkin production by major pumpkin-producing states in 2010.

24.7 pounds – Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010

1,719 –  Number of costume rental and formal wear establishments across the nation in 2009

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