U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four: April 6-8

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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 The NCAA Final Four women's college basketball games will be played April 6 and April 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament has been held annually since 1982; it was one of 12 women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year. Since 2003, the championship game has been played on the Tuesday following Monday's men's championship game. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the "college towns" associated with the four remaining teams — Storrs, Conn. (University of Connecticut); South Bend, Ind. (University of Notre Dame); Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University); and College Park, Md. (University of Maryland).

Nashville-Davidson, Tenn.
(Home of Bridgestone Arena, site of the Women's Final Four)

Population: 624,496
Median household income: $45,982
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 85.6%
Percentage bachelor's degree or higher (25 and older): 34.3%
Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/47/4752006.html>

Storrs, Conn.
(Home of the University of Connecticut Huskies)

Population: 15,344
Median household income: $34,924
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 95.0%
Percentage bachelor's degree or higher (25 and older): 49.4%
Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/09/0973980.html>

South Bend, Ind.
(Home of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish)

Population: 100,800
Median household income: $34,182
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 84.2%
Percentage bachelor's degree or higher (25 and older): 22.8%
Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/1871000.html>
(Note: The University of Notre Dame is technically located in unincorporated Notre Dame, Ind., CDP (census-designated place), which is adjacent to South Bend. Notre Dame, Ind., had a population of 5,973; according to the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, it had a median household income of $21,250; 96.0 percent had a high school diploma or higher; and
73.5 percent had a bachelor's degree or more. Sources for Notre Dame CDP: Census Bureau QuickFacts  http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/1855386.html>

Palo Alto, Calif.
(Home of the Stanford University Cardinal)

Population: 66,363
Median household income: $122,482
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 97.6%
Percentage bachelor's degree or higher (25 and older): 79.5%
Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0655282.html
(Note: Most of Stanford University is located in the unincorporated Stanford, Calif., CDP, adjacent to Palo Alto. Stanford, Calif., had a population of 13,809; according to the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, it had a median household income of $55,299; 99.0 percent had a high school diploma or higher; and 92.3 percent had a bachelor's degree or more.
Source for Stanford, CDP: Census Bureau QuickFacts: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0673906.html>

College Park, Md.
(Home of the University of Maryland Terrapins)

Population: 31,208
Median household income: $60,402
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 88.6%
Percentage bachelor's degree or higher (25 and older): 49.0
Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24/2418750.html>
Some estimates presented here are derived from sample data, and thus have sampling error that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Go to and click the "i" icon beside any label to learn about its sampling error.

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


African-American History Month (February)
Super Bowl (usually 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)
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Older Americans Month (May)
Mother's Day (second 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 (first Monday in September)
Grandparents Day (first Sunday after Labor Day)
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
Unmarried and Single Americans Week
     (third full week of September)
Halloween (Oct. 31)
American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month
      (November)
Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth 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. Profile America Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau's Public Information Office: telephone: 301-763-3030; or email: PIO@census.gov>.

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