Oct 31, 2019
Halloween is spooky business

Halloween offers a festive activity yearly, but it also provides revenue to a variety of businesses. From costumes to food to spookiness, there is a way for retailers to capture sales for this fall event.

In a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, 41.1 million individuals participated in trick-or treat activities in 2018, which included children ages 5 through 14.

Halloween fun, however, isn’t just for the young, it is also for the young at heart and many adults celebrate this day as well by dressing in costumes or just by indulging in the delicious treats so plentiful on this day. The survey noted that in 2016, there were approximately 1,342 U.S. establishments that produced chocolate or cocoa products for Halloween – and that is a lot of chocolate for consumers to purchase and enjoy.

Also the survey found that there were 991 formal wear and costume retailers in the U.S. in 2016, the most recent data available through the U.S. Census Bureau.

The intriguing information in this report included the list of the most spooky places in the country. The statistics in this report indicated that these spookiest places also had the higher numbers of Halloween related business per capita.

Top Spooky Cities

  • Tombstone, Arizona
  • Sleep Hollow, New York
  • Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
  • Yellville, Arkansas
  • Transylvania County, North Carolina
  • Slaughter Beach, Delaware
  • Casper, Wyoming
  • Scarville, Iowa

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