WalletHub crunched the numbers to find out what the best and worst cities are to celebrate this spooky holiday. How did they get these numbers? Well, they compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 16 key metrics, ranging from the number of candy stores per capita to the average cost of a ticket to the average Halloween party.
|Best Cities for Halloween||Worst Cities for Halloween|
|1||New York, NY||91||Houston, TX|
|2||Jersey City, NJ||92||Nashville, TN|
|3||Newark, NJ||93||Indianapolis, IN|
|4||Gilbert, AZ||94||Charlotte, NC|
|5||Laredo, TX||95||Baton Rouge, LA|
|6||Irving, TX||96||Oakland, CA|
|7||Santa Ana, CA||97||Winston-Salem, NC|
|8||Garland, TX||98||Detroit, MI|
|9||Chandler, AZ||99||Memphis, TN|
|10||Plano, TX||100||St. Petersburg, FL|
- The percentage of the population aged 14 or younger in Laredo, Texas, is three times higher than in San Francisco.
- The average price of a Halloween party ticket in Las Vegas is 5 times higher than in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Orlando, Fla., has 23 times as many bars per capita as Hialeah, Fla.
- Detroit’s violent-crime rate is 40 times higher than Irvine, Calif.’s.
- Orlando, Fla., has 24 times as many Halloween costume stores per capita as Washington, DC.
- Pittsburgh, PA has 35 times as many candy stores per capita as Winston-Salem, NC.
For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please click here.
Healthy Halloween Treats
While your kids are out trick or treating, get ready to indulge in a treat of your own with decadent chocolate from Endangered Species Chocolate. Their Owl (Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt and Almonds), Bat (Dark Chocolate + Cacao Nibs) and Wolf (Dark Chocolate + Cranberries & Almonds) bars are not only delicious, they are fairtrade, non-GMO, gluten-free and creating positive change in our environment.
Check out these recipes to create a few spooky Halloween treats of your own! I’m dying to try the Dark Chocolate with Pumpkin Spice and Almonds. That sounds amazing! I’m thinking it would be delicious shaved over a mixed drink made with GODIVA® Dark Chocolate Liqueur.
Looking for another healthy treat this Halloween? Check out I Heart Keenwah Snacks on Amazon.com. They are delicious, healthy, gluten free and non GMO verified!
My favorites are the i heart keenwah Quinoa Clusters in Chocolate Sea Salt. SO YUMMY. You can get a case of 24 little snack bags for just $36 on Amazon. They are a great option for trick or treaters with food allergies or a great treat to put in your kids lunchbox. We won’t judge you if you keep a few for yourself too.
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Want to find more healthy treats for this Halloween? Check out The Baking Dead: Treats for a Hauntingly Healthy Halloween on MODE.