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Halloween 2016 by the numbers

Halloween by the numbers

Americans are set to spend more on Halloween this year than in recent years. But what are we spending $8.4 billion on? Music: Spooky Ride by Twin Musicom is licensed under a creative commons attribution. (Courtesy of SW Parra, Aleks Konstantinovic
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Americans are set to spend more on Halloween this year than in recent years. But what are we spending $8.4 billion on? Music: Spooky Ride by Twin Musicom is licensed under a creative commons attribution. (Courtesy of SW Parra, Aleks Konstantinovic

Happy Halloween week. It’s time to plan last-minute costumes, stock up on trick-or-treat candy, prepare some jokes and carve pumpkins.

Here’s a look at Halloween by the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau and from a personal finance website called WalletHub:

41 millionEstimated number of trick-or-treaters ages 5 to 14.

118 millionNumber of occupied homes across the nation.

79 percentPercentage of households that agreed their neighbors could be trusted.

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Source: WalletHub

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn

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