Halloween facts, trivia and statistics about the most popular costumes, the most popular candy and more.
Most Popular Halloween Costumes
Most Popular Halloween Candy
5. Kit Kat
10. 3 Musketeers
Most Popular Halloween Songs
1. Michael Jackson – Thriller
2. Bobby Pickett – Monster Mash
3. Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
4. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
5. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
6. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Nightmare on my Street
Most Popular Halloween TV Specials
1. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Did You Know?
Jack-O-lanterns were originally made from turnips and potatoes.
The pumpkin is not a vegetable. It’s a fruit.
Orange and black became the colors of Halloween because orange was associated with the autumn harvest and black was associated with death and darkness.
25% of all the candy sold in the USA every year is purchased for Halloween.
No child has ever been injured or killed by Halloween candy laced with poison or razor blades.
65% of kids say Halloween is their favorite holiday.
93% of kids go trick-or-treating every year.
68% of kids prefer chocolate
9% of kids prefer lollipops
7% of kids prefer jellies
7% of kids prefer chewing gum
43% of people start with the narrow white end
10% of people start with the wide yellow end
46% of people eat the whole piece at once
Most people believe a child should start trick-or-treating at 3 years old. Most people believe a child is too old for trick-or-treating at 13 years old.
67% of people give out Halloween candy.
43% of people wear a Halloween costume.
44% of people decorate their homes.
41% of people carve a pumpkin.
31% of people go to a Halloween party.
27% of people take their children trick-or-treating.
18% of people visit a haunted house.
12% of people dress their pets in costumes.
78% of parents steal candy from their children’s trick-or-treat bags.
23% wait until their kids go to bed before they steal it
55% force their kids to give them candy
70% steal snack-size chocolate bars
40% steal candy-coated chocolate pieces
37% steal caramels
18% steal licorice