> Best town to trick-or-treat: Margaret
> Pop. age 14 and under: 36.6%
Trick-or-treaters can feel safe in Margaret, where the violent crime is just 65 incidents per 100,000 people. In this town of about 4,500 people, nearly 37% of its residents are under the age of 14. Margaret is 27 miles northeast of Birmingham, where Halloween celebrants can visit a haunted warehouse and attend the Up All Nightmare Halloween Horror Marathon and Costume Party on Oct. 13.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Valdez
> Pop. age 14 and under: 22.7%
Valdez, the northernmost town on the list with a population of almost 4,000, is nearly surrounded by parks and forests. Valdez holds an annual Halloween carnival.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Gilbert
> Pop. age 14 and under: 26.2%
With a population of more than 226,000 people, Gilbert is the most populous city on the list. Its residents have plenty of nearby haunted venues to choose from, including the Gauntlet Haunted House, the Sanctum of Horror in Mesa, and the Rosson House Museum in in Phoenix.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Cave Springs
> Pop. age 14 and under: 24.6%
Halloween revelers can go to the Asylum Haunted House and Ozark Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Cave Springs, a town of about 2,800 people located 19 miles north of Fayetteville. The poverty rate in Cave Springs is 2.5%, more than 16 percentage points lower than the state rate, which represents one of the widest disparities on the list.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Ladera Ranch
> Pop. age 14 and under: 34.4%
In this affluent community of more than 27,000 — where 32% of households have a median annual income of more than $200,000 — more than 34% of residents are under the age of 14. Ladera Ranch is between Los Angeles and San Diego.
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