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Happy Halloween: Parties, popular costumes, candy, pumpkin carving and more…

41 million love free candy: That’s the estimated number of children aged 5 to 14 across the United States who go trick-or-treating. Of course, many older children — even adults — go, too.116.7 million homes to hit: We don’t know what a “trick” is for a bad treat offering, but the government says the number of potential houses for trick-or-treaters is this high.92% say its safe: That’s the percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe. Moreover, 78 percent say there is no place within a mile of their homes where they would be afraid to walk alone at night.1.1 billion pounds of pumpkin: Pumpkin production by major pumpkin-producing states in 2010 hit this incredibly high figure. Illinois produced an estimated 427 million pounds of the vined orange gourd. California, New York and Ohio were also major pumpkin-producing states, each with an estimate of more than 100 million pounds, according to the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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