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Halloween by the Numbers
Nearly 160 million Americans will celebrate Halloween today, down slightly from 170 million last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Good Fun, Big Money

The economic uncertainty might have scared some consumers from spending as they normally would this Halloween, but the average person will still about around $75 this year on tonight’s festivities, down from $79.82 in 2012.

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Pumpkins Harvested in 2013

  • 1.24B pounds
  • 47,800 acres
  • Valued at $148.9M

Source: USDA

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Top 6 Pumpkin-Producing States

Illinois                    $33.0M
New York               $33.0M
California               $27.5M
Ohio                        $23.3M
Pennsylvania         $19.0M
Michigan                 $13.2M

Source: USDA

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Scary Spending

Total spending – including candy and decorations – is expected to reach $6.9 billion

Source: National Retail Federation

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All Dressed Up

Total Costume Spending: $2.6 billion
Children’s Costumes: $1.04 billion
Adult Costumes: $1.22 billion
Pet Costumes: $330 million

Source: National Retail Federation

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Sweet Tooth, Heavy Price Tag

Projected candy spending: $27.85 per person, down from $23.27 in 2012

Source: National Retail Federation

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Halloween by the Numbers

Nearly 160 million Americans will celebrate Halloween today, down slightly from 170 million last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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