Super Bowl 50 Compared With Super Bowl I

Posted: Feb 1 2016, 5:04am CST | by , Updated: Feb 1 2016, 8:22pm CST, in News | Super Bowl


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Super Bowl 50 Compared with Super Bowl I
U.S. Census Bureau

What has changed in the course of 50 years? The U.S. Census Bureau has the answers.

Super Bowl 50 is only days away. On Sunday Feb. 7 the Denver Broncos will play against the Carolina Panthers to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The U.S. Census Bureau took the opportunity again to reveal some interesting statistics in relation to the Super Bowl.

As this year's Super Bowl is a big anniversary, it makes sense to compare it to the first Super Bowl. Super Bowl I took place in 1967. It was thought to be lost, but last week NFL broadcasted footage of the Super Bowl I game.

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.

Super Bowl I (1967) versus Super Bowl 50 (2016)

U.S. Population

1967: 197.5 million

2016: 322.8 million

Population of Santa, Clara, Calif., site of Super Bowl 50

April 1, 1970: 86,118

July 1, 2014: 122,192

World Population

1967: 3.5 billion

2016: 7.3 billion

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.

Cost of a Gallon of Regular Gas

1967: 33 cents ($2.13 in 2015 dollars)

2016: $1.86 (as of Jan. 25, 2016)

Price of Milk

1967: $1.03 gallon ($7.32 in 2015 dollars)

2016: $3.31 gallon (as of 2015)

Cost of a First-Class Stamp

1967: 5 cents (36 cents in 2015 dollars)

2016: 49 cents

Median Age at First Marriage

1967: 23.1 men; 20.6 women

2016: 29.2 men; 27.1 women (as of 2015)

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.)

Average Household Size

1967: 3.28 people

2016: 2.54 people (as of 2015)

Number of People Age 65 and Older

1967: 19.1 million

2016: 46.2 million (as of 2014)

Median Age of the Population

1967: 28.1

2016: 37.7 (as of 2014)

Life Expectancy at Birth

1967: 70.5 years

2016: 78.8 years (as of 2013)

Percentage of Women in the Labor Force, Age 16 and Older

1967: 41.1%

2016: 56.7% (as of 2015)

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)

Median Annual Income

1967: $7,289 men; $4,198 women ($45,189 and $26,026 in 2014 dollars)

2016: $49,400 men; $30,087 women (as of 2014)

Most Popular Baby Names for Boys and Girls

1967: Michael and Lisa

2016: Noah and Emma (as of 2014)

Active-Duty Military Personnel

1967: 3.4 million

2016: 1.3 million (as of Nov. 30, 2015)

In short, everything got more expensive. You can find more statistics on the U.S. Census Bureau site.

Super Bowl 50 will take place on February 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, at the Levi's Stadium. The stadium is the home of the home of the San Francisco 49ers. Super Bowl 50 will be topping all previous Super Bowl's because of the anniversary.

Marketers are flocking to Super Bowl 50 and it will be a huge TV event. Read our Super Bowl 50 Facts to learn everything important about Super Bowl 50.

Find out which Super Bowl 50 Ads will be airing during the Big Game in 2016 and which celebrities will star in the Superbowl 50 commercials. Read the latest Super Bowl 50 News

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