How Many Pumpkins Are Sold Each Year?


According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, nearly 12.4 million cwt, or hundredweight, of pumpkins were harvested in the United States in 2012. Most were sold for processing, though a small amount were sold in local markets and pick-your-own farms, bringing the estimated value of the market to $148.9 million.

The average farm price for pumpkins in 2012 was $12 per hundred pounds. According to the University of Illinois, 90 percent of harvested pumpkins in the United States come from within a 90-mile radius of Peoria, Illinois. Pumpkins are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes squash, watermelons, gourds and cucumbers.