MERIC's Haunted Halloween Facts and Figures
Almost seven in ten consumers in the Midwest, which includes Missouri, plan to celebrate Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation Prosper & Analytics survey, Midwest consumers plan to spend an average of $70.11 this year on Halloween costumes, decorations, candy, and greeting cards. Total Halloween spending for the nation is estimated to reach $7.4 billion with more than two-thirds of the nation joining the haunting festivities.
Estimated number of potential households in Missouri for trick or treaters.
Estimated number of all potential trick or treaters in Missouri (children 14 and under).
Estimated number of potential trick or treaters in the nation aged 14 years and younger.
The number of Chocolate Confectionery Businesses in Missouri with NAICS 311351 and 311352.
Amount of Wages paid in the Chocolate Confectionery Businesses in Missouri with NAICS 311351 and 311352.
National Candy Corn Day.
The number of pounds of candy corn produced each year in the United States.
Number of years candy corn has been produced.
Amount Midwest consumer plans to spend on Candy for Halloween.
Number one way Midwest consumers, including Missourians, plan to celebrate Halloween. Other popular ways to celebrate include decorating the home or yard, carving a pumpkin, and dressing in costumes.
The number of seeds that are found in some giant pumpkins. Large award winning pumpkins can weigh over 1,500 pounds and consume 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of water over a four-and-a-half month growing season.
The number of pounds for the world record pumpkin in California in 2013 and still the heaviest in 2014.
The number of farms in Missouri that planted pumpkins in 2012.
The number of acres of pumpkins harvested in Missouri in 2012.
|Haloween Sounding Places in the Nation|
|Transylvania County||North Carolina|
|Pumpkin Center||North Carolina|
|Cape Fear||North Carolina|
US Census Bureau 2013 American Community Survey
2012 Quarterly Census and Wage (QCEW)
National Retail Federation
Prosper & Analytics
2012 Agriculture Survey