With total Halloween spending expected to reach $6.9 billion this year and more than 68 million Americans buying costumes for the holiday, the personal finance website WalletHub took a look at 2015’s Best and Worst Cities for Halloween.
To help Americans prepare for the spookiest time of the year, WalletHub crunched the numbers to find the best and worst cities to celebrate the holiday. We compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 16 key metrics, ranging from the number of candy stores per capita to the average cost of a Halloween party ticket to the best and worst weather forecasts for Halloween.
Best Cities for Halloween
Worst Cities for Halloween
New York, NY
Jersey City, NJ
Baton Rouge, LA
Santa Ana, CA
St. Petersburg, FL
- The percentage of the population aged 14 or younger in Laredo, Texas, is three times higher than in San Francisco.
- The average price of a Halloween party ticket in Las Vegas is 5 times higher than in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Orlando, Fla., has 23 times as many bars per capita as Hialeah, Fla.
- Detroit’s violent-crime rate is 40 times higher than Irvine, Calif.’s.
- Orlando, Fla., has 24 times as many Halloween costume stores per capita as Washington, DC.
- Pittsburgh, PA has 35 times as many candy stores per capita as Winston-Salem, NC.
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