GHOULISH Halloween Facts
is Missouri’s number one rated haunted house? How many potential
trick or treaters visit how many households? How many square acres
of pumpkins does Missouri produce? Caution before reading, some
facts may be dreadfully frightening!
Estimated number of potential households in Missouri for trick or treaters
Estimated number of all potential trick or treaters in Missouri in 2006, under the age of 14
Estimated number of all potential 15-19 year olds getting too old to trick or treat
Missouri’s #1 Rated Haunt
Necropolis Haunted House, Columbia, MO (according to Haunted House.com)
Pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces—enough to circle the moon nearly 4 times if laid end-to-end.
Percent of pet owners that dress their pets in Halloween costumes
Estimated amount consumers will spend this year on Halloween costumes, decoration, candy and greeting cards. Wow, that’s a lot of treats!
Number one way consumers plan to celebrate Halloween. Other popular ways to celebrate include decorating the home or yard, carving a pumpkin, and dressing in costumes.
Total acres of pumpkins harvested for sale in Missouri, 2002
Missouri's pumpkin king, 224 acres. Boone County was next, with 188 acres, then St. Louis at 70 acres. Here are the top 13 (not 10!) pumpkin-producing counties in Missouri in 2002:
|Acreage, Missouri Pumpkins, 2002|
Value of one pumpkin at the North Missouri Produce Auction, Fortuna, Mo., late September 2006
Total U.S. pumpkin production in 2006. Top pumpkin production states are Illinois, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
US Census Bureau 2006 American Community Survey
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Confectioner's Association (http://www.candyusa.org/Candy/candycorn.asp)