Halloween and the Economy: 2010 Stats

Americans love Halloween.  More than 72% of Americans will hand out candy, more than half say they will decorate their yards for Halloween, and more than 33% of them will have a party or attend a party.

Halloween’s not just for kids anymore.  This year, 40% of adults surveyed plan to dress up for Halloween, and more than 11% will outfit their pets!

In the U.S., Halloween spending is estimated to be $5.8 billion this year.  The average American will spend about$66 on costumes, candy, and decorations  — about $24 on costumes, $20 on candy, $18 on decorations, and $4 on greeting cards.

For more on these fascinating statistics and their sources, please see the eMarketer report.

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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