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Super Bowl XLVI

From the U.S. Census Bureau

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.

12.7

Percentage of Indianapolis residents 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 20 percent.

$38,502

Median household income for Indianapolis. The national median was $50,046. The figure for Indianapolis is statistically different than the national average.

$118,100

Median home value of owner-occupied homes in Indianapolis. The national median was $179,900.

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