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Las Vegas ranked 5th best for Halloween by WalletHub

Posted at 8:40 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 11:40:31-04

Las Vegas has been ranked 5th best city for Halloween by WalletHub.

WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 21 key metrics ranging from number of candy/chocolate stores per capita to average price of a ticket to a Halloween party.

RELATED: Halloween events in Las Vegas | 2019

Here's how Las Vegas scored:

Halloween in Las Vegas (1=Best; 50=Avg.)
39th – % of Potential Trick-or-Treaters
53rd – % of Potential Trick-or-Treat Stops
55th – Walk Score
37th – Crime Rate
42nd – Avg. Price per Halloween Party Ticket
1st – Halloween Costume Stores per Capita
4th – Candy & Chocolate Stores per Capita

Halloween Facts:
$8.8 Billion: Projected Halloween spending in 2019.
$3.2 Billion: Halloween costume spending in 2019.
$2.6 Billion: Halloween candy spending in 2019.
36%: Share of parents who think 12 or 13 years old is old enough to trick-or-treat alone.
72%: Share of parents who admit to stealing candy from their kids.

  • $300+ Million: Annual revenue from ticket sales for haunted attractions, 80% of which are run by charities.

The top 5 cities are:

1. New York City
2. Los Angeles
3. Boston
4. San Diego
5. Las Vegas

The bottom 5 cities are:

46. Albuquerque
47, Detroit
48. Baton Rouge
29. Memphis
100. Birmingham