> Best town to trick-or-treat: Sharon
> Pop. age 14 and under: 26.2%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 50°F
Sharon, Massachusetts, is home to about 25,000 residents, with about 26% of them 14 years of age or younger. Only about 15 miles southwest of downtown Boston, there are 10 stores in and around Sharon that provide a wealth of costumes options.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: East Grand Rapids
> Pop. age 14 and under: 25.1%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 49°F
East Grand Rapids is chock-full of Halloween-esque attractions, most notably haunted houses and an amusement park called The Haunt. This 20,000 square foot indoor facility has been inducing fear — and thrill — in western Michigan residents since 2001. With one-quarter of its population kids 14 years and younger, passing out candy to innocent trick-or-treaters should keep residents busy.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Farmington
> Pop. age 14 and under: 28.3%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 45°F
For some, the costume makes or breaks the Halloween experience. In Farmington, Minnesota there are 10 costume stores within a short radius from the town, so there are plenty of options to construct the perfect outfit for the occasion. With more than 1 and 4 residents in the town 14 years or younger, the trick-or-treat scene is bound to be a popular event. Luckily, the town has minimal violent crimes, with only 43 incidences reported per every 100,000 residents.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Brandon
> Pop. age 14 and under: 22.1%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 64°F
The average temperature in late October in Brandon, Mississippi — a southern state — is a warm 64 degrees. Trick-or-treaters, and their parents, can wander around their respective neighborhoods with a sense of security. Only 62 violent crimes are reported per every 100,000 residents, the fourth lowest violent crime rate out of all 37 Mississippi towns.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Glendale
> Pop. age 14 and under: 26.6%
> Avg. temperature on Halloween night: 57°F
Glendale, Missouri, is home to fewer than 6,000 people, with over one-quarter of the population 14 years and younger children. Being only a 20 minute car ride away from the big city of St. Louis, Glendale has a myriad of costume stores nearby, 10 to be exact, including Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon, a costume rental warehouse.