Superbowl XLV: Stacking Up the Cities

Friday, February 04, 2011


Sunday's superbowl game pits Green Bay's Packers against Pittsburgh's Steelers. Besides the throwing and body-slamming power of football teams, how do the cities stack up against each other?

Pittsburgh, as evidenced by the name of its football team, is pure rust belt. Nowadays, the former manufacturing giant largest employment sector is in health, educational, and social services. On the other hand, the top industry in Green Bay is services—followed by goods production (mostly paper); trade, transportation, and utilities, manufacturing and government. 

(Stats come from the American Community Survey data and

Ranking on List of Most Populous Cities in U.S.

Green Bay: 268

Pittsburgh: 61


Percentage of residents 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree:

Green Bay: 19

Pittsburgh: 33


Average amount of time it takes to get to work:

Green Bay: 18 minutes

Pittsburgh: 22 minutes


Percentage of residents who speak a language other than English at home:

Green Bay: 14

Pittsburgh: 10


Median Household Income:

Green Bay: $40,857

Pittsburgh: $37,461


Median home value of owner-occupied homes:

Green Bay: $129,800

Pittsburgh: $92,500


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