Hooked on Haunt: A Breakdown of Haunted Houses in America

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Is a haunted house on your to do list this October? If you’re an 18-24-year-old man living in the northeastern US, chances are your answer is yes. According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, roughly one in three Halloween-celebrating adults will visit a haunted house this year.

Fear is big business in the United States, and with over 4,500 haunted houses spread across the country—an average of 90 haunted houses per state—there’s no shortage of choices for spook-seeking revelers. But the scare doesn’t stop there—while haunted houses are popular, more than twice as many people plan to decorate their own house, bringing fright night home for friends and family.

“Around Halloween, I find that it used to be a ‘kids’ event but increasingly it’s also for adults,” explained Seattle interior designer Faith Sheridan. “The masks are wonderful and seem to make for a conversational and sometimes controversial party.”

Check out these other spooky stats on haunted houses compiled by Porch:

Haunted Houses Infographic Porch

Anne Reagan

Anne Reagan

Editor-In-Chief, Porch.com With a background in furniture and antiques, Anne has spent the last several years writing about home improvement and interior design. An avid traveler, she loves to collect pieces that tell a story and in her off hours she can be found hunting for vintage furniture and textiles.

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  • Darci McGrath

    Awesome – I will actually be using this in my classroom on Halloween after watching a short on haunted houses.