U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics for Super Bowl 51

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U.S. Census Bureau Graphic for Super Bowl 51
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Super Bowl 51 will be played Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The first Super Bowl was played on Jan. 15, 1967, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with the Green Bay Packers beating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. This will be the third time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Houston. In the last one, the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in 2004.

The U.S. 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

463,878

The population of Atlanta, Ga., in 2015. Atlanta ranked 9th on the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas in 2015.

$60,219

The median household income for the Atlanta metro area in 2015. The national median was $55,775.

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.

New England

667,137

The population of Boston, Mass., in 2015. Boston ranked 10th on the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas in 2015.

$78,800

The median household income for the Boston metro area in 2015. The national median was $55,775.

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.

For more key statistics on Atlanta and Boston—as well as Houston—please see the U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features: Super Bowl 51.

 

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