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The Best Place to Trick-or-Treat in Every State

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16. Kansas
> Best town to trick-or-treat: St. Marys
> Pop. age 14 and under: 30.8%

Nearly 31% of the town of 2,793 residents are children under the age of 14. St. Marys is 30 minutes from Topeka. In nearby Wamego, Halloween revelers can visit the town’s opera house, which becomes a haunted opera house each Saturday in October.

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17. Kentucky
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Francisville
> Pop. age 14 and under: 26.5%

Francisville is in the northernmost part of Kentucky. Six miles south of Francisville in Burlington, trick-or-treaters can enjoy fall festival attractions at Kinman Farms, such as hay rides and a corn maze. Francisville, with a population of 9,452, has a poverty rate of 0.7%, one of the lowest on our list and 18 percentage points lower than the state rate.

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18. Louisiana
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Blanchard
> Pop. age 14 and under: 19.2%

Blanchard, in Louisiana’s upper northwest, is the best town for trick-or-treating in the state. Why? Despite the town’s small population — not even 3,000 people inhabit the area — there are Halloween and novelty stores in nearby towns such as Shreveport and Bossier City, providing plenty of costume options for the community. The town is also very safe with only 68 violent crimes per every 100,000 residents, compared with the statewide average of 566.

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19. Maine
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Winslow
> Pop. age 14 and under: 18.9%

The violent crime rate is low in Winslow, about 26 violent crimes per 100,000 people. In Winslow, which is about 19 miles northeast of the state capital of Augusta, Halloween celebrants can enjoy Fred Nassar’s Haunted Trail and Pumpkin farm.

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20. Maryland
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Urbana
> Pop. age 14 and under: 30.8%

About 31% of Urbana’s 10,872 residents are under the age of 14. Chances are good there that the door will open for them when its young residents say trick-or-trick, since 99.7% of the housing units are occupied. Urbana is about 15 miles southeast of Middletown, which hosts a scarecrow march for kids on Oct. 20.

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