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The 20 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Whether you have kids or not, you're probably going to come across some trick-or-treaters on Sunday. But not all cities are created equal in the candy-giving (and getting) department, according to Richard Florida's "Trick-or-Treater Index" in the Daily Beast. The index is based on five criteria: the percentage of children ages 5 to 14, for obvious reasons; median household income, because more money = more candy; the share of people who walk to work, because it's easier to trick-or-treat in neighborhoods that are walkable; population density, which tells you where there are the most people around to fork over candy corn; and the prevalence of artists, designers and other cultural creatives, since those types tend to get more into the Halloween spirit. The index looked at every major U.S. metro area -- both cities and suburbs. So now, find out which trick-or-treaters will get the best return on their costume investment this Halloween weekend. The 20 Best Cities for Trick or Treating 1. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 3. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 7. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 9. Trenton-Ewing, NJ 10. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 12. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 13. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 14. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 15. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 16. Lancaster, PA 17. Ann Arbor, MI 18. Honolulu, HI 19. Boulder, CO 20. Baltimore, MD
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