American HalloweenShelby Shelton, Dillon Mueller, Delinna Mitchell, Taylor IrvineWe know Halloween as a holiday every October 31st. You can dress up to be whatever you want to be. From a witch to a princess you can dress as you please. Maybe that's why Americans love Halloween so much: being someone different for a day. Not only do you dress up but children go house to house "trick-or-treating" collecting candy and other goodies. There is also more to Halloween: carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, visiting haunted houses, and telling scary stories. fondo-de-escritorio-halloween.jpghalloween-candy.jpghalloween-dogs-trick-or-treat.jpg----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The chart represents what age people should stop trick or treating at. The ages are broken up be schooling due to wide amount of different ages. We asked 100 people throughout our school, students and staff inculded, around what age did they stop trick-or-treating at.pie_chart.JPG----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The earlist known trick-or-treating adventure occurs in Portland, Oregon in 1934 when a newspaper recorded that police had many halloween pranks to take care of through out the night. In mid 1940 is when children began actually going house to house using the saying "trick-or-treat" to collect candy. j04227161.jpg----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------One well known halloween favorite is: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.great-pumpkin-charlie-brown.jpg----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Trick or Treat!
36 million is the estimated number of trick-or-treaters in 2009 of children 5 to 13 across the United States.
This number is now up about 190,000 from a year earlier. Of course, many other children, older than 13 and younger than 5, also go trick-or-treating.

The percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe is 92%. In addition, 78% said there was no place within a mile of their homes where they would be afraid to walk alone at night.
Jacko' Latterns and Pumpkin Pies
931 million pounds
Total production of pumpkins by major pumpkin-producing states in 2008. Illinois led the country by producing 496 million pounds of the vined orange gourd. Pumpkin patches in California, Pennsylvania and New York also provided lots of pumpkins: Each state produced at least 100 million pounds. The value of all pumpkins produced by major pumpkin-producing states was $141 million.

Where to Spend Halloween?
Some places around the country that may put you in the Halloween mood are:

  • Transylvania County, N.C. (30,203 residents)
  • Tombstone, Ariz. (population 1,562)
  • Pumpkin Center, N.C. (population 2,228); and Pumpkin Bend, Ark. (population 307)
  • Cape Fear in New Hanover County, N.C. (population 15,711); and Cape Fear in Chatham County, N.C. (population 1,170).
  • Skull Creek, Neb. (population 274)

Candy and Costumes
Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2008, employing 38,369 people. California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 146, followed by Pennsylvania, with 115.

Number of U.S. establishments that manufactured nonchocolate confectionary products in 2008. These establishments employed 16,860 people. California led the nation in this category, with 47 establishments.

24.3 pounds

Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2009.
Source: Current Industrial Reports, Confectionery: 2009

Number of costume rental and formal wear establishments across the nation in 2008.