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There were 50,900 acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S. in 2013 with an estimated value of almost $150 million. (usda)

In 2013 there were an estimated 41.2 million potentional trick-or-treators age 5 to 14 in the U.S.

43% of people say the narrow white end of candy corn should be eaten first.

Men (48%) are more likely than women (39%) to give more candy to those with cute or original costumes.

More than 80% of parents confess to eating some of their child's Halloween candy haul.  About 26% wait until the kids go to bed or school before sneaking some candy!

This year (2013) 74% of U.S. households plan to give out candy to treat-or-treaters - 80% of households with children plan to do so.  About 1/2 will hand out 2 pieces of candy and 22% will give 3 pieces to each trick-or-treater.

Total production of pumpkins by major pumpkin-producing states in 2009 was 931 million pounds. (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)

In the U.S., the first recorded instance of a Halloween celebration occurred in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921.

Total production of major pumpkin-producing states in 2007 was 1.1 billion pounds. Illinois led the country by producing 542 million pounds of the vined orange gourd. Pumpkin patches in Ohio, California and New York also provided lots of pumpkins: Each state produced at least 100 million pounds. The value of all pumpkins produced by major pumpkin-producing states was $117 million.

Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2002 was 24 pounds; it is believed a large portion is consumed by kids on and during the days immediately following Halloween.

Candy consumption has actually declined over the last few years: in 1997, each American gobbled or savored more than 27 pounds a year.
US Census Bureau



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