Study: 2017’s Best Places For Halloween

WALLETHUB News:
 
With Halloween just around the corner and total spending on related expenses to reach a record $9.1 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2017’s Best Places for Halloween report, along with fun and interesting stats about the holiday in its Halloween Facts: Tricks & Treats By the Numbers infographic.

To help Americans decide where to spend the most spook-tacular time of year without frightening their bank accounts, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics.

 
They range from candy and chocolate stores per capita to average price per Halloween party ticket to share of potential trick-or-treat stops.   
 
Top 20 Cities for Halloween
 
 
1
New York, NY
 
11
St. Paul, MN
 
2
Jersey City, NJ
 
12
Fresno, CA
 
3
Santa Ana, CA
 
13
San Jose, CA
 
4
Las Vegas, NV
 
14
Chula Vista, CA
 
5
Anaheim, CA
 
15
Boston, MA
 
6
Los Angeles, CA
 
16
El Paso, TX
 
7
Chicago, IL
 
17
Garland, TX
 
8
Laredo, TX
 
18
San Francisco, CA
 
9
San Diego, CA
 
19
Irvine, CA
 
10
Gilbert, AZ
 
20
Long Beach, CA
 
 
Halloween Facts:
  • $9.1 Billion – Projected Halloween-related spending in 2017 ($3.35 billion on costumes)
  • 62 Percent – Share of parents who admit to secretly eating their child’s Halloween candy
  • 36 Percent – Share of parents who think it’s OK to let their child trick-or-treat alone by age 12 or 13
  • 30,581 – Record number of jack-o’-lanterns lit at once (Keene, New Hampshire, October 2013)
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