Thursday, October 29, 2009
Halloween Fast Facts from the US Census
36 million: The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2008 — children 5 to 13 — across the United States. JR is using this as an excuse to buy more candy.
111.4 million: Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2008 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters. This doesn't indicate the number of houses that will turn their lights off and sit in the dark because they are party poopers.
93% Percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe. I'm part of the 93%.
1.1 billion pounds: Total production of pumpkins by major pumpkin-producing states in 2008. I've got one sitting on my table waiting for me to gut it. I can smell it's fear. Or has it been there a little too long? Nope, that's fear.
23.8 pounds Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2008. The ratio at our house; 1.8 pounds for Michele, 22 pounds for JR. And, he never gains a freaking ounce. I smell candy and the scale tips a little higher. The jerk!
This information was brought to from the fine folks at the U.S. Census Bureau: see Facts for Features for more.
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