Great Insights on the Cities Playing a Role in Super Bowl XLIX

Fun Facts about Super Bowl Cities

By the US Census, Special for USDR

Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To commemorate this event, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host metropolitan area, as well as the metro areas represented by the two participants — the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

Go to http://quickfacts.census.gov for more statistics about the cities involved. Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are statistically significant at the 0.10 level.

New England (Patriots)

10th
Where Boston ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas. The estimated population of the BostonCambridgeNewton, Mass.-N.H., metro area on July 1, 2013, was 4,684,299. The Boston metro area gained 42,204 people from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013. At the time of the Patriots’ first season in 1960, the 1960 Census population for the city of Boston was 697,197.
Source: Census Population Estimates and Decennial  Census
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNCHG.US24PR
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

44.8%
Percentage of Boston metro area residents 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2013; 91.2 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 29.6 percent and 86.6 percent. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP02/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

23.4%
Percentage of Boston metro area residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 20.8 percent. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP02/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

$72,907
Median household income for the Boston metro area. The national median was $52,250. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP03/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

$363,200
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Boston metro area. The national median was $173,900. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP04/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

30.0 minutes
Average amount of time it took Boston metro area residents to get to work; 68.7 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 6.9 percent carpooled and 12.8 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took an average of 25.8 minutes to get to work. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP03/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

Seattle(Seahawks)

15th
Where Seattle ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas. The estimated population of the SeattleTacomaBellevue, Wash., metro area on July 1, 2013, was 3,610,105. The Seattle area gained 57,514 people from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013. At the time of the Seahawks’ first season in 1976, the 1970 Census population for the city of Seattle was 530,831. Source: Census Population Estimates and Decennial  Census
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNCHG.US24PR
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

39.4%
Percentage of Seattle metro area residents 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2013; 91.7 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 29.6 percent and 86.6 percent. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP02/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

22.3%
Percentage of Seattle metro area residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 20.8 percent. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP02/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

$67,479
Median household income for the Seattle metro area. The national median was $52,250.
Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP03/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

$307,900
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Seattle metro area. The national median was $173,900. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP04/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

28.6  minutes
Average amount of time it took Seattle metro area residents to get to work; 69.7 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 9.9 percent carpooled and 9.3 percent took public transportation. (Note: The percentage of workers that carpooled is not statistically different from the percentage that took public transportation.) Nationally, it took an average of 25.8 minutes to get to  work.
Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP03/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

Host Site

12th
Where Phoenix ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas. The estimated population of the PhoenixMesaScottsdale, Ariz., metro area on July 1, 2013, was 4,398,762. The Phoenix area gained 71,130 people from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013. Source: Census Population  Estimates http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNCHG.US24PR

234,632
Population of Glendale, Ariz., location of University of Phoenix Stadium where Super Bowl XLIX will be played. Source: Census Population  Estimates
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNRSIP.US12A

87th
Where Glendale ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous cities. Source: Census Population  Estimates http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNRSIP.US12A

29.2%
Percentage of Phoenix metro area residents 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2013, which is not statistically different from the national figure of 29.6 percent; 86.5 percent had at least graduated from high school, which is not statistically different from the national figure of 86.6 percent. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP02/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

25.8%
Percentage of Phoenix metro area residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national figure was 20.8 percent. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP02/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

$51,847
Median household income for the Phoenix metro area, which is not statistically different from the national median of $52,250. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP03/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

$177,900
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Phoenix metro area. The national median was $173,900. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP04/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

25.8 minutes
Average amount of time it took Phoenix metro area residents to get to work; 76.5 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 10.9 percent carpooled and 2.6 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it also took an average of 25.8 minutes to get to work. Source: 2013 American Community  Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP03/310M200US14460|310M200US38060|310M200US42660

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