Halloween 2015 by the numbers

Story highlights

  • Consumers will spend $6.9 billion this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation
  • 41.2 million children will go trick-or-treating, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
  • "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" premiered 49 years ago

(CNN)$6.9 billion: Total Halloween consumer spending in the United States expected for 2015.

64: Percent of Americans who plan to celebrate Halloween this year.

41.2 million: Potential trick-or-treaters ages 5-14.

    $74.34: The average amount Americans will spend on candy, costumes, and decorations.

    $2.1 billion: Projected spending on Halloween candy in the U.S. in 2015.

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    49: Years since the premiere of the classic TV special, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"

    49.5 million: Acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S. in 2014.

    12.9: Percent of owners who plan to dress up their pets this year. For scary cats and dogs, the costume to beat is a pumpkin.

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    11: Years in a row that a witch has been the number one adult Halloween costume in the U.S.

    $255 million: U.S. Box office earnings of horror movies in 2014.

    More than 1,200: Recognized species of bats, according to Britannica.com.

    42.7: Percentage of those surveyed by the National Confectioners Association who said they eat the white part of a piece of candy corn first.

    Sources: National Retail Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau, IMDB, USDA, The Numbers, and CandyUSA.