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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Fun Halloween Facts

The Census Bureau has a "Facts for Features" post on Halloween. Some fun facts:
36.1 million
The estimated number of potential “trick-or-treaters” in 2005 — 5- to 13-year-olds — across the United States, which declined by 284,000 from 2004. Of course, many other children — older than 13, and younger than age 5 — also go trick-or-treating.

108 million
Number of occupied housing units across the nation — all potential stops for “trick-or-treaters.”

Jack O’ Lanterns and Pumpkin Pies
1.1 billion pounds

Total production of major pumpkin-producing states in 2005. The value of all pumpkins produced by major pumpkin-producing states was $106 million.

Facts for Features: Halloween

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