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Big Game Census: 2022

The 56th competition to crown a new football champion will feature teams hailing from California and Ohio. Did you know this game also features players from 28 different states and two countries?

The Big Game Census interactive visualization takes a closer look at the players’ place of birth and gives you access to U.S. Census Bureau data points for those places.

If you have not decided which team you are pulling for this Sunday, maybe you’ll find a connection to your state, college, or your hometown that will help you decide.


The visualization offers different ways to interact.

Click on a city or state within the map to filter the table and highlight the bar chart to learn more about the birthplaces of the players in the big game.

Clicking on a team will filter to only players from that team. You can also select a player row from the table, to highlight the map, and/or toggle between players by state, or by college conference.

The corresponding hover-over boxes will provide more detailed information on the map and the table, including a clickable hyperlink redirected to a data.census.gov site for more information on various geographies.


Sources and Reference

U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census

U.S. Census Bureau, International Database

Player Information: Yahoo! Sports

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Page Last Revised - September 14, 2022
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