Friday, March 21, 2014

Play the Game: Population Bracketology

This one is for all you March Madness fans who also happen to be armchair demographers: Population Bracketology, brought to you by the Census Bureau. It's an interactive chart (a game!) that tests your knowledge of population data. Guess which state or metro in each match-up has the larger population, round by round. A perfect score is 63.

It's not as easy as it sounds. In my first game of metro match-up, I scored a 54. In my second attempt, a 55. Some of the match-ups are hard to call, such as Rochester vs. Honolulu. The state game isn't any easier. I scored a 53 on my first round, then a 55. Which is larger: Wisconsin or Missouri? See if you can beat my score.

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