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Happy Halloween
Here are a few interesting statistics
about the scariest Holiday - Halloween!

How much do Americans spend on Halloween?

Annual Halloween consumer spending......$7,900,000,000
Average amount spent on Halloween........$93.42
Average amount spent on a costume........$31.52
Average amount spent on candy..............$27.05
Average spent on Halloween decorations..$24.79
Annual spending on child costumes..........$1,240,000,000
Annual spending on adult costumes.........$1,550,000,000
Annual spending on candy......................$2,330,000,000
Annual spending on decorations..............$2,020,000,000
Annual spending on greeting cards..........$35,000,000

Of course these numbers do not take into consideration any amounts spent going to Halloween inspired theme park events, alcoholic beverages or bail money for when you punch the clown in the face for jumping out of the shadows and scaring the crap out of you.

Percentage of Adults Wearing Most Popular Costumes:

Witches...........13.4 %
Pirates.............3.9 %
Vampires.........3.7 %
Batman...........2.2 %
Cats................2.2 %
Vixens.............2.1 %

Percentage of Children Wearing Most Popular Costumes:

Princess...........11 %
Superhero........6.8 %
Fairy................2.6 %
Vampire...........2.4 %

More Halloween Statistics:

Plan on celebrating Halloween...............................68.5 %
Plan on wearing a costume....................................43.9 %
Will also dress their pets as well.............................11.5 %
Plan to throw or attend a party..............................34.3 %
Will hand out candy..............................................73.5 %
Will carve a pumpkin.............................................47.8 %
Will visit a haunted house......................................22.9 %
Parents who will take their kids trick-or-treating......32.9 %
Households that will decorate their home or yard....49.5 %
Plan to use last years costume...............................16.6 %
Plan to make their own costume............................18.9 %

If you are celebrating Halloween then you are most likely part of the above statistics.  Don't be a part of a bad statistic.  BE SAFE!! Contact your local authorities for ordinances and tips regarding safety while celebrating Halloween.
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