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Americans to spend record $9 billion on Halloween

The latest survey from the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend a record $9 billion on Halloween this year. PHOTO: FOX 17 News

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The latest survey from the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend a record $9 billion on Halloween this year.

The total is $700 million more compared to last year and men are expected to spend $20 more than women in an effort to get their costumes just right.

Here are some more numbers to crunch from the U.S. Census Bureau:

-41.1 million: Estimated number of trick-or-treaters in 2015

-$12.4 million: Value of imported pumpkins in 2016.

-$1.92 billion: Estimated private construction spending on theme and amusement parks in 2016.

-66.6 million: Number of housing units where you had to climb steps to get candy in 2015.

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