NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Gold skeletons and a jack-o-lantern are part of a Halloween display in front of an Upper East Side home on October 30, 2020 in New York City. Many Halloween events have been canceled or adjusted with additional safety measures due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

October is almost here which means Halloween! Do you love to decorate for the spooky season? If you do I’m not surprised! Turns out North Carolina is into the Halloween decor this year. Data from Festive Lights has seen an increase in searches for “Halloween lights” increase 134% in the last month. But North Carolina has seen a whopping 244% increase. This means there are a lot of us in North Carolina planning to decorate our houses for Halloween. In fact, it’s on my to-do list for this Sunday.

Top 20 States Searching Halloween Lights

  1. South Dakota +747%
  2. Iowa +424%
  3. Tennessee +346%
  4. North Dakota +328%
  5. Massachusetts +248%
  6. North Carolina +244%
  7. Illinois +196%
  8. California +171%
  9. New Jersey +167%
  10. Pennsylvania +159%
  11. Nevada +116%
  12. Alaska +104%
  13. Florida +103%
  14. Arizona +100%
  15. Delaware +93%
  16. Texas +81%
  17. Virginia +66%
  18. Arkansas +63%
  19. Minnesota +44%
  20. Georgia +38%

Maybe I should book a trip to South Dakota, with those numbers I expect the Halloween light displays to be top-notch. These numbers come from search volumes according to Google searches as of September 13th.