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March Madness, by the numbers

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The NCAA Final Four men’s college basketball games will be played April 5 and April 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Sometimes known as March Madness or the Big Dance, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament has grown from an eight-team tournament in 1939 to a 68-team, single-elimination playoff with mass appeal.

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The semifinals and championship games are each expecting more than 100,000 fans, and about 15 million viewers are expected to watch each game on TV.

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 four remaining teams — Madison, Wis. (University of Wisconsin), Gainesville, Fla. (University of Florida), Storrs, Conn. (University of Connecticut) and Lexington-Fayette, Ky. (University of Kentucky).

Here are the game trends, by the numbers:

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Out of the past 10 national championship games, the school from the city with a smaller population has won seven times (70 percent).

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Out of the past 10 years of national semifinal games, the school from the city with a smaller population has won half (10 out of 20) of the games.

Arlington, Texas

(Home of AT&T Stadium, site of the Men’s Final Four)

Population: 375,600

Median household income: $53,341

Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 84 percent

Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 29 percent

Gainesville, Fla.

(Home of the University of Florida Gators)

Population: 126,047

Median household income: $32,145

Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 91 percent

Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 44 percent

Storrs, Conn

(Home of the University of Connecticut Huskies)

Population: 14,031

Median household income: $34,924

Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 95 percent

Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 49 percent

Madison, Wis.

(Home of the University of Wisconsin Badgers)

Population: 240,323

Median household income: $53,958

Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 95 percent

Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 53 percent

Lexington-Fayette, Ky.

(Home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats)

Population: 305,489

Median household income: $48,779

Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 89 percent

Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 40 percent

Got it? Now get out there and enjoy the games

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