Last Night's Tally - With Disputed Numbers in 2019


Here's the tally from last night's visitors in Downers Grove:  32 kids we know.  20 kids we don't know.  15 adults with costumes.   3 kids no costume.  And 3 Adults no costume.    That would be a total of 73 with a pretty big asterisk.

Last year, we had 24 total.  All kids we knew.  And that was a pretty sad number.

I think it is safe to say that these numbers are in dispute.  For sure, the numbers in the red circles below, I think we can just simply throw out.  It was snowing like crazy and we don't live in Elmhurst any longer so there were no Adults and no babies out there like there have been in some years.


So, let's throw out those numbers.  Minus 21.  Takes our 73 down to 52.  

That seems plausible.  We did the whole 'bowl on the front porch' thing when we were out, so there's no counting those kids.  But, like we do every year, Nat has a little party at our house after trick-or-treating and there are more than a dozen kids that come over for that.  So, with that 15 or so kids accounted for here, that brings our total to about 35 or 36 'other kids'.  That passes the sniff test.  

We have three years now of Downers Grove Data:

2017: 77 total
2018:  24 total
2019:  52 total

In addition to counting the numbers, I guess I should also start tracking the weather.

2019 weather: 1-2" of snow fell during the day.  Windy.  Cold.  Right around 32 degrees during T-o-T'ing hours.  

Here's The Bird as Hermione in the snow to document what Halloween 2019 looked like. 


Alright...now to get the numbers down:

In 2019, we had 52 kids*. (Potentially) Up from last year's low point.
In 2018, we had just 24 kids. Rock Bottom.
In 2017, we had 77 kids total. A low at the time.
In 2016, we had 302 total.
In 2015, we had 346 total.
In 2014, we had 308 total.
In 2013, we had 326 total.
In 2012, we had 327 total.
In 2011, we had 269 total.
In 2010, we had 236 total.
In 2009, we had 184 total.

Downers Total: 52 + 24 + 77 =153
Downers Average: 153/3 = 51

Elmhurst Total: 302 + 346 + 308 + 326 + 327 + 269 + 236 + 184 =2298
Elmhurst Average: 2298/8 = 287.25.

Total Trick-or-Treaters1: 52 + 24 + 77 + 302 + 346 + 308 + 326 + 327 + 269 + 236 + 184 = 2451
Total Yearly Average: 2451/11 years = 222.8

*2019's numbers are under dispute. Note: Some have been thrown out and the 'on sheet' total lowered to be closer to accurate.

1. [Since inception of 'counting' in 2010]

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