Halloween may be associated with spooky goblins, but it has become a financial treat for all sorts of businesses, large and small. From the U.S Census Bureau, here are some statistics that demonstrate the economic impact of Halloween.


41.2 million | Trick-or-treaters (ages 5 to 14)

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(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates, PEPASR6H)


1,337 | U.S. chocolate manufacturers (2012)
37,400 | Employees of these chocolatiers
$14.9 billion | Value of these chocolate treats

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(Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census, NAICS 2012: 311351, 311352 and 2007: 311320, 311330)


441 | U.S. manfacturers of non-chocolate candy
19,267 | Employees of these candy makers
$7.7 billion| Value of the candy they make

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(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census, NAICS 311340)


3,215 | Number of U.S. candy and nut stores
19,821 | Number of employees of these stores
$1.8 billion | Sales

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(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census, NAICS 445292)


50,900 | Acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S.
$149.9 million | Value of harvest

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(Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Page 9 and 38)

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