Consumers in the Midwest plan to spend an average of $62.31 this year on Halloween costumes, decorations, candy, and greeting cards, according to the National Retail Federation. Total Halloween spending for 2010 is estimated to reach $5.8 billion, an increase of 22 percent from 2009. Since Halloween falls on a Sunday, most people are planning to spend the weekend celebrating the holiday.
Estimated number of potential households in Missouri
for trick or
Estimated number of all potential trick or treaters in Missouri (children under the age of 14).
Estimated number of potential 15-19 year olds in Missouri getting too old to
trick or treat.
billion Pieces of candy corn that will be produced this
year. That equates to nearly enough to circle the
moon 21 times if laid end-to-end.
Number of parents that said they sneak goodies from their kids' trick-or-treat bags.
$20.67 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.
Number one thing children do to their candy after trick-or-treating, according to a survey by candyusa.com.
Number one treat children prefer.
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.
Average price of one large pumpkin at the Central Missouri Produce Auction in Fortuna,
MO in late August 2010. Accoding to the Produce Auction in Fortuna, Missouri, the earlier wet weather left Central Missouri pumpkins smaller and more scarce than in years past.
Total acres of pumpkins planted and harvested in 2007. Top pumpkin
production states are Illinois, California, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania.