By THOUSIF Inc.
Halloween is the unique and most celebrated festival among youths.
In 2016, over half of the population of the United States, 171 million people, celebrated Halloween.
Halloween is the United States third favourite holiday but the second favourite for those between 18-34.
Halloween is less popular with older folks and more popular among women than men, according to a 2011 Harris Interactive poll.
Not just for kids, Halloween is an essential holiday for adults too. Nearly half the adult population will dress in costume for the occasion.
Halloween expenditure in the United States is estimated to exceed $8.8 billion this year, up from $4.8 billion a decade ago.
The average person will spend about $83 celebrating Halloween. Hence, the local business is high on Halloween.
About a third of all adults in the U.S will throw or attend a Halloween party. So naturally, youngsters will have much fun.
One in five adults will visit a haunted house nearby and discuss the experience in schools and colleges the next day.
16% will dress their favorite pets in Halloween costumes and take them to parties around the city.
Costume choices among adults differ by age bracket. For example, Batman characters take the number one spot among millennials.
The number one costume among older adults is a witch, followed by a pirate, political costume, vampire, and Batman character.
Action and superhero characters are often the top choice for children, followed by the princess, animal, Batman, and Star Wars.
"Pumpkin" wins the top spot for pets, followed by hot dog, bumblebee, lion, Star Wars character, and the devil.