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CB12-FF.04
Jan. 24, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl XLVI will be played Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which will be the first time the Super Bowl has been played in Indiana. Indianapolis is the northernmost city in the United States to host the Super Bowl since Detroit hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the contenders, in this year's edition of our nation's most celebrated sporting event. Go to <http://www.census.gov> for more statistics about these cities.

Super Bowl XLVI is a rematch of the classic Super Bowl XLII in which the Giants upset the undefeated Patriots. Click the following link to see more interesting facts from the 2008 Facts for Features: Super Bowl edition. <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ffse01.html>

New York (Giants)

1st

Where New York ranked on the list of the nation's most populous cities. The population of New York in 2010 was 8,175,133.
Source: 2010 Demographic Profile
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33.4%

Percentage of New York residents 25 and older who had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2010; 79.6 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 28.2 percent and 85.6 percent. The percentage in New York who have graduated from high school did not differ significantly from the percentage for Indianapolis.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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38.7 minutes

Average amount of time it took New York residents to get to work — 22.7 percent of the city's workers drove to work alone, 5.0 percent carpooled and 55.7 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took workers an average of 25.3 minutes to get to work. The percentage of New York workers who drove to work alone and the percentage taking public transportation were significantly different from the national average and Indianapolis.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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49.2%

Percentage of New York residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 20.6 percent.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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$48,743

Median household income for New York. The national median was $50,046. The figure for New York was not statistically different from the national average.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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$504,500

Median home value of owner-occupied homes in New York. The national median was $179,900. The figure for New York differed significantly from that for Indianapolis.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_1YR/GCT2510.US13PR>

Boston (New England Patriots)

22nd

Where Boston ranked on the list of the nation's most populous cities. The population of Boston in 2010 was 617,594. The Patriots actually play in suburban Foxborough, Mass., which had a 2010 Census population of 16,865.
Source: 2010 Demographic Profile
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/1600000US2507000>
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0600000US2502124820>

44.3%

Percentage of Boston residents 25 and older who had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2010; 85.8 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 28.2 percent and 85.6 percent. The percentage in Boston who had at least a bachelor's degree was significantly higher from the percentage for Indianapolis.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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28.4 minutes

Average amount of time it took Boston residents to get to work — 38.3 percent of the city's workers drove to work alone, 7.3 percent carpooled and 32.8 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took workers an average of 25.3 minutes to get to work. The percentage of Boston workers who drove to work alone and the percentage taking public transportation were significantly different from the national average and Indianapolis.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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35.5%

Percentage of Boston residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 20.6 percent.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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$49,893

Median household income for Boston. The national median was $50,046. The figure for Boston was not statistically different from the national average.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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$369,600

Median home value of owner-occupied homes in Boston. The national median was $179,900. The figure for Boston is significantly different from that for Indianapolis.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_1YR/GCT2510.US13PR>

Indianapolis (host city)

12th

Where Indianapolis ranked on the list of the nation's most populous cities. The population of Indianapolis in 2010 was 820,445.
Source: 2010 Demographic Profile
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/1600000US1836003>

26.7%

Percentage of Indianapolis residents 25 and older who had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2010; 83.8 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 28.2 percent and 85.6 percent.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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22.2 minutes

Average amount of time it took Indianapolis residents to get to work — 82.6 percent of the city's workers drove to work alone, 9.2 percent carpooled and 1.8 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took workers an average of 25.3 minutes to get to work.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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12.7

Percentage of Indianapolis residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 20 percent.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
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$38,502

Median household income for Indianapolis. The national median was $50,046. The figure for Indianapolis is statistically different than the national average.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_1YR/DP03/0100000US|1600000US0667000|1600000US1836003|
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$118,100

Median home value of owner-occupied homes in Indianapolis. The national median was $179,900.
Source: 2010 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_1YR/GCT2510.US13PR>

Following is a list of observances typically covered by the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features series:

  • African-American History Month (February)
  • Super Bowl
  • Valentine's Day (Feb. 14)
  • Women's History Month (March)
  • Irish-American Heritage Month (March)/
          St. Patrick's Day (March 17)
  • Earth Day (April 22)
  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
  • Older Americans Month (May)
  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
  • Mother's Day
  • Hurricane Season Begins (June 1)
  • Father's Day
  • The Fourth of July (July 4)
  • Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act (July 26)
  • Back to School (August)
  • Labor Day
  • Grandparents Day
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
  • Unmarried and Single Americans Week
  • Halloween (Oct. 31)
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Holiday Season (December)

Editor’s note: 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. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office: telephone: 301-763-3030; fax: 301-763-3762; or e-mail: <PIO@census.gov>.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014