Sizing up the new Big Ten

Sizing up the new Big Ten

Only in the Big Ten — full of world-renowned universities, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer winners, inventors — does 12+2 equal 10.

Who's next to join the Big Ten? Tell Tom Kacich here

Last month, the Big Ten added Rutgers and Maryland, increasing the number of member universities to 14. As when Penn State was added, and when Nebraska was added, the conference did not change its name.

Even if the conference can't count, the Census Bureau can.

What it tells us, in a comparison of the 14 members of the Big Ten, is that you'll get to work fastest in Urbana. That you're likely to spend more for a house in Evanston than anywhere else. Also in Evanston, you're slightly more likely to be female. And if you take any four people at Purdue, odds are that just about three of them are college graduates — and more likely than any other place in the Big Ten that they're guys.

The youngest city is St. Paul, Minn. Oldest? State College, Pa.

Here's a sampling of other demographic (and a couple of non-demographic) attributes of the new Big Ten:

City Population, 2013 estimate
Columbus 822,553
Minneapolis-St. Paul 694,943
Lincoln 268,738
Madison 243,344
Lansing-East Lansing 162,526
Champaign-Urbana 125,176
Ann Arbor 117,025
New Brunswick-Piscataway Twp 111,875
Lafayette-West Lafayette 101,248
Bloomington 82,575
Evanston 75,570
Iowa City 71,591
State College 41,757
College Park 31,274
   
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Michigan 588,120
Ohio State 570,196
Penn State 337,697
Michigan State 282,765
Wisconsin 210,497
Indiana 207,796
Purdue 165,483
Northwestern 160,709
Minnesota 139,155
Illinois 136,232
Nebraska 91,906
Maryland 89,859
Iowa 72,826
Rutgers 41,310
   
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Indiana 99,348
Ohio State 87,337
Michigan 75,384
Penn State 71,943
Wisconsin 68,919
Purdue 43,715
Michigan State 39,493
Minnesota 37,998
Iowa 36,914
Rutgers 29,653
Maryland 27,333
Illinois 23,861
Northwestern 22,523
Nebraska 8,023
   
City Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010
St. Paul 25.10%
Lansing 24.20%
Lafayette 23.80%
Columbus 23.20%
Lincoln 22.70%
New Brunswick 21.10%
Minneapolis 20.20%
Evanston 19.30%
Madison 17.50%
Champaign 17.30%
Iowa City 14.90%
Ann Arbor 14.40%
Urbana 12.60%
West Lafayette 11.80%
Bloomington 11.40%
College Park 7.60%
East Lansing 7.50%
State College 5.10%
   
City Female persons, percent, 2010
Evanston 52.40%
Lansing 51.60%
East Lansing 51.50%
Lafayette 51.30%
Columbus 51.20%
St. Paul 51.10%
Madison 50.80%
Ann Arbor 50.70%
Iowa City 50.30%
Lincoln 50.00%
Urbana 49.90%
Minneapolis 49.70%
Bloomington 49.70%
Champaign 49.10%
New Brunswick 48.80%
College Park 46.90%
State College 46.00%
West Lafayette 45.80%
   
City Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)
Columbus 28.00%
Lansing 23.70%
Minneapolis 18.60%
Evanston 18.10%
Urbana 16.30%
New Brunswick 16.00%
St. Paul 15.70%
Champaign 15.60%
College Park 14.30%
Ann Arbor 7.70%
Madison 7.30%
East Lansing 6.80%
Lafayette 6.20%
Iowa City 5.80%
Bloomington 4.60%
Lincoln 3.80%
State College 3.80%
West Lafayette 2.70%
   
City Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)
Urbana 17.80%
West Lafayette 17.30%
St. Paul 15.00%
Ann Arbor 14.40%
College Park 12.70%
Champaign 10.60%
East Lansing 10.60%
State College 9.80%
Evanston 8.60%
Bloomington 8.00%
New Brunswick 7.60%
Madison 7.40%
Iowa City 6.90%
Minneapolis 5.60%
Columbus 4.10%
Lincoln 3.80%
Lansing 3.70%
Lafayette 1.40%
   
City Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)
New Brunswick 49.90%
Lansing 12.50%
Lafayette 12.10%
College Park 11.90%
Minneapolis 10.50%
St. Paul 9.60%
Evanston 9.00%
Madison 6.80%
Champaign 6.30%
Lincoln 6.30%
Columbus 5.60%
Iowa City 5.30%
Urbana 5.20%
Ann Arbor 4.10%
State College 3.90%
West Lafayette 3.60%
Bloomington 3.50%
East Lansing 3.40%
   
City White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010
Lincoln 83.10%
Bloomington 81.10%
State College 80.70%
Iowa City 79.70%
Lafayette 78.30%
East Lansing 76.30%
Madison 75.70%
West Lafayette 74.30%
Ann Arbor 70.40%
Champaign 64.80%
Evanston 61.20%
Minneapolis 60.30%
Columbus 59.30%
College Park 58.20%
Urbana 57.70%
St. Paul 55.90%
Lansing 55.50%
New Brunswick 26.80%
   
City Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012
Evanston 79.10%
Lansing 78.00%
St. Paul 77.80%
Columbus 76.80%
Lincoln 76.50%
Lafayette 75.20%
Minneapolis 74.60%
Madison 72.30%
New Brunswick 70.30%
Champaign 67.60%
Ann Arbor 64.40%
Iowa City 63.50%
College Park 62.80%
West Lafayette 57.90%
Urbana 57.40%
Bloomington 53.20%
East Lansing 46.70%
State College 40.40%
   
City Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012
New Brunswick 38.30%
West Lafayette 20.90%
College Park 19.50%
Urbana 18.90%
Ann Arbor 18.20%
Evanston 17.80%
St. Paul 17.50%
East Lansing 15.30%
Minneapolis 14.60%
Champaign 13.70%
Iowa City 11.40%
Bloomington 11.40%
State College 11.00%
Columbus 10.50%
Madison 10.40%
Lansing 8.10%
Lafayette 7.40%
Lincoln 7.30%
   
City Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012
New Brunswick 55.50%
College Park 26.50%
St. Paul 26.20%
Urbana 24.50%
West Lafayette 23.10%
Evanston 21.80%
Ann Arbor 21.50%
Minneapolis 19.90%
Champaign 18.60%
East Lansing 17.70%
Iowa City 15.00%
Madison 14.50%
Bloomington 13.90%
Columbus 13.40%
Lansing 12.90%
State College 12.30%
Lafayette 12.20%
Lincoln 11.40%
   
City High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012
East Lansing 97.60%
West Lafayette 97.40%
Ann Arbor 96.50%
State College 96.10%
Iowa City 95.60%
Madison 94.80%
Champaign 94.60%
Evanston 93.90%
Lincoln 93.30%
Bloomington 93.10%
Urbana 92.50%
College Park 88.60%
Columbus 88.20%
Minneapolis 88.00%
St. Paul 86.20%
Lafayette 86.20%
Lansing 86.10%
New Brunswick 65.20%
   
City Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012
West Lafayette 71.40%
Ann Arbor 70.30%
East Lansing 68.80%
Evanston 65.40%
State College 64.20%
Iowa City 58.50%
Bloomington 56.30%
Urbana 54.30%
Madison 53.30%
Champaign 49.90%
College Park 49.00%
Minneapolis 45.50%
St. Paul 37.80%
Lincoln 35.90%
Columbus 32.90%
Lafayette 25.90%
Lansing 24.50%
New Brunswick 20.90%
   
City Veterans, 2008-2012
Columbus 45,536
Lincoln 18,282
Minneapolis 17,239
St. Paul 13,379
Madison 11,803
Lansing 6,565
Lafayette 5,037
Ann Arbor 4,040
Champaign 3,556
Bloomington 2,958
Iowa City 2,842
Evanston 2,648
Urbana 1,499
East Lansing 1,179
West Lafayette 1,075
New Brunswick 995
College Park 888
State College 824
   
City Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012
Urbana 14.5
West Lafayette 15.1
Champaign 15.3
State College 15.5
Bloomington 15.6
Iowa City 15.9
Lafayette 16.3
East Lansing 16.3
Lincoln 17.6
Madison 19.1
Ann Arbor 19.2
Lansing 19.3
Columbus 21.2
St. Paul 22.1
Minneapolis 22.2
New Brunswick 24.7
College Park 26.4
Evanston 29.2
   
City Homeownership rate, 2008-2012
Lincoln 58.40%
Evanston 56.60%
Lansing 54.90%
St. Paul 51.20%
Lafayette 50.90%
Madison 50.10%
Minneapolis 50.00%
Iowa City 48.60%
College Park 48.00%
Champaign 47.80%
Columbus 47.80%
Ann Arbor 45.50%
East Lansing 37.10%
Urbana 34.20%
Bloomington 33.90%
West Lafayette 33.60%
New Brunswick 23.60%
State College 19.10%
   
City Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012
Evanston $367,800
College Park $304,900
State College $259,100
New Brunswick $254,900
Ann Arbor $231,700
Madison $217,500
Minneapolis $216,800
St. Paul $188,100
Iowa City $181,000
East Lansing $179,600
West Lafayette $174,300
Bloomington $173,200
Champaign $151,300
Urbana $151,100
Lincoln $142,200
Columbus $134,900
Lafayette $102,400
Lansing $90,000
   
City Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012
Evanston $41,725
Ann Arbor $33,319
Madison $31,105
Minneapolis $30,734
Lincoln $26,149
St. Paul $25,686
Iowa City $25,154
Champaign $24,855
Columbus $24,075
West Lafayette $22,651
Lafayette $21,337
Lansing $19,624
Urbana $19,052
Bloomington $18,909
College Park $17,793
East Lansing $17,690
New Brunswick $15,534
State College $14,424
   
City Median household income, 2008-2012
Evanston $68,051
College Park $60,402
Madison $53,958
Ann Arbor $53,814
Lincoln $49,504
Minneapolis $48,881
St. Paul $46,305
Columbus $43,992
Iowa City $42,220
Champaign $41,403
New Brunswick $40,280
Lafayette $39,083
Lansing $37,128
East Lansing $31,373
West Lafayette $30,579
Urbana $30,313
Bloomington $27,116
State College $24,104
   
City Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012
State College 52.00%
East Lansing 40.60%
Bloomington 38.50%
West Lafayette 38.20%
Urbana 35.50%
New Brunswick 31.40%
College Park 29.30%
Iowa City 27.90%
Lansing 27.10%
Champaign 26.30%
St. Paul 22.80%
Minneapolis 22.50%
Columbus 22.00%
Ann Arbor 21.90%
Lafayette 18.90%
Madison 18.50%
Lincoln 15.50%
Evanston 12.80%
   
City Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1,000)
Columbus 11,029,444
Minneapolis 5,518,606
St. Paul 3,129,186
Lincoln 2,557,840
Madison 2,321,341
Lansing 1,657,571
Champaign 922,394
Urbana 772,989
New Brunswick 623,741
Bloomington 450,570
Evanston 395,326
Ann Arbor 364,084
Lafayette 285,272
Iowa City 208,380
East Lansing 55,580
West Lafayette 22,867
College Park 15,346
State College 10,761
   
City Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000)
Columbus 12,077,018
Madison 4,103,644
Minneapolis 3,867,032
Lincoln 3,526,895
St. Paul 1,794,092
Lafayette 1,596,658
Lansing 1,552,171
Ann Arbor 1,467,205
Champaign 1,354,429
Bloomington 1,267,805
Evanston 1,010,576
Iowa City 889,475
College Park 543,630
Urbana 446,705
State College 363,071
East Lansing 278,340
West Lafayette 268,654
New Brunswick 201,465
   
City Retail sales per capita, 2007
Lafayette $24,985
College Park $19,968
Madison $17,937
Bloomington $17,845
Champaign $17,203
Columbus $16,088
Lincoln $14,233
Lansing $13,536
Iowa City $13,320
Evanston $13,199
Ann Arbor $12,795
Urbana $11,388
Minneapolis $10,207
State College $9,227
West Lafayette $8,843
St. Paul $6,459
East Lansing $6,055
New Brunswick $4,028
   
City Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1,000)
Columbus 1,944,791
Minneapolis 1,333,466
Madison 595,323
St. Paul 499,524
Lincoln 457,918
Ann Arbor 372,651
Bloomington 268,019
Champaign 241,519
Evanston 210,278
Lafayette 194,882
Lansing 152,650
Iowa City 125,076
New Brunswick 114,667
East Lansing 104,843
College Park 103,397
State College 100,024
West Lafayette 97,076
Urbana 78,470
   
City Persons per square mile, 2010
New Brunswick 10,556.90
Evanston 9,575.30
State College 9,224.10
Minneapolis 7,088.30
St. Paul 5,484.30
College Park 5,396.20
Ann Arbor 4,093.90
West Lafayette 3,886.50
Columbus 3,624.10
Champaign 3,613.20
East Lansing 3,573.60
Urbana 3,539.60
Bloomington 3,472.00
Lansing 3,170.60
Madison 3,037.00
Lincoln 2,899.40
Iowa City 2,713.30
Lafayette 2,420.20

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.

(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

Note: Part of Rutgers is in Piscataway Township, N.J., but directly comparable statistics are not available for the township.

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