BY THE NUMBERS: Halloween

Compiled by Alex Fruechtenicht

120 million

Number of children
and adults who wear
costumes on Halloween.

11.5

Percentage of people
who dress up their pet
for Halloween.

50

Percentage of
Americans who
decorate their yard.

1.5 billion

Pounds of pumpkins produced a year.

46

Percentage of
American adults who carve a pumpkin.

500

Number of seeds
usually found
in pumpkins.

72

Percentage of adults
who hand out candy.

35 million

Pounds of candy corn
sold per year.

30

Percentage of kids who sort their candy when
they get home.

90

Percentage of parents
who sneak candy from their kids bags.

24

Pounds of candy consumed by Americans
a year, on average.

Source: history.com/interactives/halloween-by-the-numbers

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