Halloween 2017 by the Numbers
Halloween seems to get bigger and bigger every year. Costumes get more elaborate, simple yard decorations turn into full displays, and more and more candy gets consumed! Here is a look at Halloween numbers for 2017.
- 27% of people in a survey said they will be wearing a one-of-a-kind costume, and 20% said they were going for a funny costume
- 350,000 pounds of Halloween items get donated to Goodwill every year.
- 49% of Americans surveyed had plans to decorate for Halloween this year
- For the first time in 11 years a "princess" wasn't the top Halloween costume for kids. This year it is a super hero or action star!
- 5% of kids in America have a food allergy that can make trick-or-treating difficult. Put a teal pumpkin on your doorstep signifying that you have non-food treats for those kids!
- The National Confectioners Association is estimating 600 million pounds of candy will be sold for the holiday this year. That is roughly $2.4 billion spent on sugar!
- 72% of all the money spent on candy will go toward chocolate
- Reese's are American's preferred chocolate selling $509.85 million worth last year
What crazy Halloween stats have you seen for this year? Share them with us in the comments!