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Best Town to Trick-or-Treat in Every State

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41. South Dakota
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Brandon
> Pop. age 14 and under: 28.7%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 44°F

Brandon, South Dakota, is located 5 miles east of Sioux Falls. And with a population of 9,497 it is Sioux Falls’ largest suburb. An hour’s drive from Brandon, Halloween celebrants can enjoy the Fear Asylum Haunted House in Brookings.

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42. Tennessee
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Nolensville
> Pop. age 14 and under: 29.9%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 59°F

Nolensville, Tennessee, is a suburb located south of Nashville. More than 98% of the housing units in Nolensville are occupied, and the poverty rate is 4.8%, about one-fourth of the statewide rate. Nearly 30% of the small town’s 6,361 residents are under the age of 14, so the town will be full of trick-or-treaters. There are several Halloween party and costume stores around Nolensville.

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43. Texas
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Lavon
> Pop. age 14 and under: 30.7%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 66°F

Lavon, Texas, which is located east of Dallas, has one the lowest poverty rates of any town on the list at 0.9%. To compare, the statewide poverty rate is 17.3%. Lavon also has the smallest population of any town on the list at 2,507. More than 30% of residents are 14 years old and under. There are several Halloween-themed attractions around the north Texas town, including the Haunted Trail of Terror, the Dark Hour Haunted House, and the Crypt.

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44. Utah
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Saratoga Springs
> Pop. age 14 and under: 42.7%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 47°F

Saratoga Springs, Utah, a town of more than 22,000 people, has the highest percentage of children 14 years old and under of any town on the list at 42.7% of the population. The town also has a high percentage of occupied housing units at 97%. There are plenty of Halloween-related diversions near Saratoga Springs, including the Strangling Brothers Utah Haunted Circus, Hee Haw Farms & Corn Maze, and Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest.

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45. Vermont
> Best town to trick-or-treat: South Burlington
> Pop. age 14 and under: 15.3%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 46°F

South Burlington, a town of more than 18,000 residents, has a poverty rate of 6.7%, nearly half of the state average. Among the Halloween attractions in the region are the Haunted Forest, which is located east of South Burlington, and Nightmare Vermont, a haunted house venue northeast of the town.

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