Seattle, Denver and the Super Bowl: By the Numbers

Staff writerJanuary 31, 2014 

In case you haven’t heard, the Seattle Seahawks will play the Denver Broncos in the 48th annual Super Bowl on Sunday. 

Thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Retail Federation, here’s a look at the Super Bowl, by the numbers:

179.1 million: Viewers who will watch the game on TV.

3.9 million: Households will buy new furniture items, such as entertainment centers, chairs and couches before the game.

7.5 million: People will buy decorations/

 17million: Fans will buy team apparel or accessories.

 7.5 million: Households will buy a new television

9.6 percent: Of viewers say the halftime show is what matters most to them.

1,316.4: Miles between Seattle and Denver

2803.8: Miles between Seattle and East Rutherford, NJ.

$68.54: Average that a person watching the game will spend (includes total spent for new TVs, snacks, decorations and such).

100 million: Pounds of avocados will be consumed on Sunday.

21: Out of 47 previous Super Bowls, the team whose city had the smaller population won that many games. In the past 14 years, the smaller city has won 10 times – or 71.4 percent.

270: That many more people lived in Seattle, over Denver, on July 1, 2012 – thus making Seattle larger by 0.04 percent.

57.7: Percentage of Seattle residents 25-and-over with a bachelor degree or higher.

44.7: Percentage of Denver residents 25-and-over with a bachelor degree or higher.

$64,473: Median household income in Seattle.

$50,488: Median household income in Denver.

$415,800: Median home value of owner-occupied homes in Seattle.

$251,200: Median home value of owner-occupied homes in Denver.

25.9: Minutes in the average daily commute for Seattleites.

24.6: Minutes in the average daily commute for Denverians.

 

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