U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Super Bowl 50: Feb. 7, 2016

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Super Bowl 50 will be played Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. 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 by the score of 35-10. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the last one, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 38-16 at Stanford Stadium in 1985.

To commemorate this year’s golden anniversary Super Bowl, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts looking at how life has changed from 1967 to 2016 and examining the demographics of the host metropolitan area, as well as the metro areas represented by the two participants — the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.

Go to http://quickfacts.census.gov for more statistics about the cities involved. Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are statistically significant at the 0.10 level.

How Things Have Changed

U.S. Population
1967: 197.5 million
2016: 322.8 million
Sources: Estimates of the Population of the United States by Age, Sex and Race: April 1, 1960, to July 1, 1973
https://www.census.gov/prod/1/pop/p25-519.pdf
Monthly Population Estimates for the United States: April 1, 2010, to December 1, 2016
http://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/totals/2015/files/NA-EST2015-01.csv

Population of Santa, Clara, Calif., site of Super Bowl 50
April 1, 1970: 86,118
July 1, 2014: 122,192
Sources: 1970 Census
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1970a_ca1-01.pdf
U.S. Census Bureau, Vintage 2014 Population Estimates
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2014/PEPANNRSIP.US12A

World Population
1967: 3.5 billion
2016: 7.3 billion
Source: Census Bureau, International Data Base
http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/worldpop/table_population.php

Median Sales Price of a New Single-Family Home
1967: $22,700
2016: $282,800 (as of 2014)
Note: Sales prices shown are not adjusted for inflation or other factors.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Median and Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in United States: 1963-2015
https://www.census.gov/construction/nrs/pdf/uspricemon.pdf

Cost of a Gallon of Regular Gas
1967: 33 cents ($2.13 in 2015 dollars)
2016: $1.86 (as of Jan. 25, 2016)
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices
http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_gnd_dcus_nus_w.htm

Price of Milk
1967: $1.03 gallon ($7.32 in 2015 dollars)
2016: $3.31 gallon (as of 2015)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index
http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost?ap

Cost of a First-Class Stamp
1967: 5 cents (36 cents in 2015 dollars)
2016: 49 cents
Source: U.S. Postal Service
https://www.usps.com/ship/first-class-mail.htm

Median Age at First Marriage
1967: 23.1 men; 20.6 women
2016: 29.2 men; 27.1 women (as of 2015)
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam/ms2.pdf
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B12007

Number of Foreign-Born People
1967: 9.6 million (as of 1970: They comprised 4.7 percent of the total population, and Italy was the leading country of origin.)
2016: 42.4 million (as of 2014: They comprised 13.3 percent of the total population, and Mexico was the leading country of origin.)
Sources: Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850 to 2000
http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0081/twps0081.pdf
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B05006

Average Household Size
1967: 3.28 people
2016: 2.54 people (as of 2015)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (Households by Size: 1960 to Present)
http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/households.html

Number of People Age 65 and Older
1967: 19.1 million
2016: 46.2 million (as of 2014)
Sources: Estimates of the Population of the United States by Age, Sex and Race: April 1, 1960, to July 1, 1973
https://www.census.gov/prod/1/pop/p25-519.pdf
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2014/PEPAGESEX

Median Age of the Population
1967: 28.1
2016: 37.7 (as of 2014)
Sources: Estimates of the Population of the United States by Age, Sex and Race: April 1, 1960, to July 1, 1973
https://www.census.gov/prod/1/pop/p25-519.pdf
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2014/PEPAGESEX

Life Expectancy at Birth
1967: 70.5 years
2016: 78.8 years (as of 2013)
Sources: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/statcomp/documents/CT1970p1-03.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/life-expectancy.htm

Percentage of Women in the Labor Force, Age 16 and Older
1967: 41.1%
2016: 56.7% (as of 2015)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNU01300002?from_year=1967&periods_option=specific_periods&periods=Annual+Data

Percentage of the Population, Age 25 and Older, who had at Least a High School Diploma
1967: 51.1%
2016: 88.3% (as of 2014)
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 1967 Current Population Survey
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/1967/p20-169.pdf
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Current Population Survey
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2014/tables.html

Median Annual Household Income
1967: $7,143 ($44,282 in 2014 dollars)
2016: $53,657 (as of 2014)
Sources: 1968 and 2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements. Table H5.
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/household/2014/h05.xls

Most Popular Baby Names for Boys and Girls
1967: Michael and Lisa
2016: Noah and Emma (as of 2014)
Source: Social Security Administration, Most Popular Baby Names
https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/index.html

Active-Duty Military Personnel
1967: 3.4 million
2016: 1.3 million (as of Nov. 30, 2015)
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 1969 Statistical Abstract
http://www2.census.gov/library/publications/1969/compendia/statab/90ed/1969-05.pdf
Department of Defense
https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwp/dwp_reports.jsp

Denver Broncos

21st
Where Denver ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas. The estimated population of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo., metro area on July 1, 2014, was 2,754,258. The Denver area gained 54,508 people from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014. At the time of the Broncos’ first season in 1960, the 1960 Census population for the city of Denver was 493,887.
Sources: Vintage 2014 Population Estimates, 1960 Census http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2014/PEPANNCHG.US24PR
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

40.8%
Percentage of Denver metro area residents 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2014; 89.7 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 30.1 percent and 86.9 percent.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1501/0100000US|310M200US19740

20.6%
Percentage of Denver metro area residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 21.1 percent. These figures are not statistically different.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1601/0100000US|310M200US19740

$66,870
Median household income for the Denver metro area. The national median was $53,657.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1901/0100000US|310M200US19740

$276,800
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Denver metro area. The national median was $181,200.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B25077/0100000US|310M200US19740

27.4 minutes
Average amount of time it took Denver metro area residents to get to work; 76.3 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 8.8 percent carpooled and 4.5 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took an average of 26.0 minutes to get to work.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S0801/0100000US|310M200US19740

Carolina Panthers

22nd
Where Charlotte ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas. The estimated population of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C.-S.C., metro area on July 1, 2014, was 2,380,314. The Charlotte area gained 42,975 people from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014. At the time of the Panthers’ first season in 1995, the July 1, 1995, estimated population for the city of Charlotte was 473,355.
Sources: Vintage 2014 Population Estimates, Population Estimates for the Years 1994-1999
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2014/PEPANNCHG.US24PR
https://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/1990s/SU-99-07.html

32.9%
Percentage of Charlotte metro area residents 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2014; 88.1 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 30.1 percent and 86.9 percent.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1501/0100000US|310M200US16740

13.3%
Percentage of Charlotte metro area residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 21.1 percent.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1601/0100000US|310M200US16740

$53,549
Median household income for the Charlotte metro area. The national median was $53,657. These figures are not statistically different.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1901/0100000US|310M200US16740

$169,400
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in the Charlotte metro area. The national median was $181,200.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B25077/0100000US|310M200US16740

26.1 minutes
Average amount of time it took Charlotte metro area residents to get to work; 81.0 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 9.4 percent carpooled and 1.9 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took an average of 26.0 minutes to get to work, which is not statistically difference from the Charlotte metro area’s time.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S0801/0100000US|310M200US16740

Host Site

122,192
Population of Santa Clara, Calif., location of Levi’s Stadium where Super Bowl 50 will be played.
Source: QuickFacts, Vintage 2014 Population Estimates
http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045214/0669084,00

219th
Where Santa Clara ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous cities. Santa Clara is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., metropolitan area.
Source: Vintage 2014 Population Estimates
http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2014/index.html

34th
Where the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., metropolitan area ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous metro areas. The estimated population of the San Jose metro area on July 1, 2014, was 1,952,872. The San Jose metro area gained 24,171 people from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014.
Source: Vintage 2014 Population Estimates
http://www.census.gov/popest/data/metro/totals/2014/index.html

47.5%
Percentage of San Jose metro area residents 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2014; 87.2 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were 30.1 percent and 86.9 percent. The high school graduation figures are not statistically different.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1501/0100000US|310M200US41940

51.8%
Percentage of San Jose metro area residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national figure was 21.1 percent.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1601/0100000US|310M200US41940

$96,481
Median household income for the San Jose metro area. The national median was $53,657.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S1901/0100000US|310M200US41940

$735,400
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in the San Jose metro area. The national median was $181,200.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B25077/0100000US|310M200US41940http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/DP04/1600000US3651000

27.0 minutes
Average amount of time it took San Jose metro area residents to get to work; 76.2 percent of the metro area’s workers drove to work alone, 10.4 percent carpooled and 4.0 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it also took an average of 26.0 minutes to get to work.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S0801/0100000US|310M200US41940

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

African-American History Month (February)
Super Bowl (first Sunday in February)
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)
Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday in May)
Hurricane Season Begins (June 1)
Father’s Day (third Sunday in June)
The Fourth of July (July 4)
Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26)
Back to School (August)
Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
Grandparents Day (1st Sunday after Labor Day)
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
Unmarried and Single Americans Week (3rd week of September)
Halloween (Oct. 31)
American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)
Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
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.

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