US Census Bureau Releases Super Bowl Facts

Source: US Census Bureau.
Source: US Census Bureau.

As part of its series, Profile America Facts for Features, The US Census Bureau has released facts and statistics relating to the upcoming Super Bowl LI — Super Bowl “51” is scheduled for February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

According to the Census Bureau, this will be the third time the NFL championship game will be held in Houston. In the last one, in 2004, the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29.

The US Census Bureau has compiled a collection of demographic and economic statistics examining the host metropolitan area, as well as the metro areas represented by the two participating teams — the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Atlanta

The population of Atlanta, Georgia, reported in 2015, is 463,878.

The Atlanta metro area ranks 9th on the list of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas in 2015. The estimated population of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia, metro area on July 1, 2015, was 5,710,795. The Atlanta metro area gained 95,431 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.

  • 37.0% — The percentage of Atlanta metro area residents age 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2015; 88.7 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 30.6 percent and 87.1 percent.
  • 18.1% — The percentage of Atlanta metro area residents age 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home in 2015. The national average was 21.5 percent.
  • $60,219 — The median household income for the Atlanta metro area in 2015. The national median was $55,775.
  • $186,300 — The median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Atlanta metro area in 2015. The national median was $194,500.
  • 31.3 minutes — The average amount of time it took Atlanta metro area residents to get to work in 2015; 77.9 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 9.6 percent carpooled and 3.1 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took an average of 26.4 minutes to get to work.
  • 2 — The number of snack food manufacturing establishments in the Atlanta metro area in 2014. In addition, there were 11 breweries and 277 sporting goods stores in the Atlanta metro area.

New England

The population of Boston, Massachusetts, reported in 2015, is 667,137.

Boston ranks 10th on the list of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas in 2015. The estimated population of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H., metro area on July 1, 2015, was 4,774,321. The Boston metro area gained 34,936 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.

  • 46.0% — The percentage of Boston metro area residents age 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2015; 91.4 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 30.6 percent and 87.1 percent.
  • 24.3% — The percentage of Boston metro area residents age 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home in 2015. The national average was 21.5 percent.
  • $78,800 — The median household income for the Boston metro area in 2015. The national median was $55,775.
  • $393,000 — The median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Boston metro area in 2015. The national median was $194,500.
  • 31.4 minutes — The average amount of time it took Boston metro area residents to get to work in 2015; 66.8 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 7.0 percent carpooled and 13.6 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took an average of 26.4 minutes to get to work.
  • 8 — The number of snack food manufacturing establishments in the Boston metro area in 2014. There were 30 breweries and 367 sporting goods stores in the Boston metro area.

Houston, Texas

The population of Houston, Texas, reported in 2015, is 2,296,224. This is the location of NRG Stadium where this season’s Super Bowl will be played.

The Houston metro area ranks 5th on the list of the nation’s most populous metro areas in 2015. The estimated population of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas, metro area on July 1, 2015, was 6,656,947. The Houston metro area gained 159,083 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.

  • 31.5% — The percentage of Houston metro area residents age 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2015; 82.3 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 30.6 percent and 87.1 percent.
  • 38.5% — The percentage of Houston metro area residents age 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home in 2015. The national figure was 21.5 percent.
  • $61,465 — The median household income for the Houston metro area in 2015. The national median was $55,775.
  • $168,300 — The median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Houston metro area in 2015. The national median was $194,500.
  • 30.2 minutes — The average amount of time it took Houston metro area residents to get to work in 2015; 80.7 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 10.1 percent carpooled and 2.2 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took an average of 26.4 minutes to get to work.
  • 9 — The number of snack food manufacturing establishments in the Houston metro area in 2014. In addition, there were 17 breweries and 254 sporting goods stores in the Houston metro area.

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Source: Amanda Perry, census.gov, who notes: The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. Census Bureau sources include Vintage 2015 Population Estimates, 2015 American Community Survey, and 2014 County Business Patterns.

For more information, visit the US Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder at factfinder.census.gov.

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