At Halloween, Americans let their freak flags fly. Somehow, Halloween has evolved into a national obsession, with Americans spending 8.8 billion dollars on the trappings of spooky. That’s a lot of green dropped on the orange + black.
Ranking these United States in celebrating with costumes, candy and decorations, Nevada comes in third. Quite the distinction.
Here’s the statistical breakdown for Nevada:
- Annual candy consumption: 726,467 pounds
- Annual candy consumption per 100,000 people: 23,941 pounds (3rd highest)
- Top 3 favorite candies: Candy corn, Hershey’s Kisses, Tootsie Pops
- Education: 50th
- State starch: Candy corn
“Priorities!”, said Las Vegas. “Happy Halloween!”, said wretched excess. Trick-or-Treat, USA!