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Big Game Census: 2023

The 57th competition to crown a new football champion will feature teams hailing from Pennsylvania and Missouri. Did you know this game also features players from 33 total states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and three foreign countries?

The Big Game Census interactive visualization takes a closer look at the players’ place of birth and gives you their 2020 Census population, in addition to a link within the hover-over box to access more U.S. Census Bureau data points.

If you have not decided which team you are pulling for Sunday, February 12, maybe you’ll find a connection to your state, college, college conference, 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

Player Information: Yahoo! Sports

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