Now that Super Bowl 50 is in the rearview mirror, lets look back at some of the changes in the world since the first ‘Big Game’ in 1967.
- U.S. population was 197.5 million in 1967; it’s now up to 322.8 million. World population has more than doubled, from 3.5 billion to 7.3 billion.
- The U.S. was home to 9.6 million foreign-born people in 1967. Now, the number now stands at 42.4 million.
- The average sale price of a house in 1967 was $22,000; it’s now $282,800. A gallon of milk cost 33 cents; it’s now $3.31. A first-class postage stamp was 5 cents, it’s up to 49 cents today.
- Five decades ago, the average age for a woman’s first marriage was 20.6 years; it’s now 27 years. For men, it was 23 years, now up to 29.2 years.
- Average income was $7,143 in 1967. It has climbed to $53,657.
- Fifty years ago, the population over 65 was 19.1 million. It now stands at 46.2 million.
- Life expectancy was 70.5 years in 1967; it has risen to 78.8 years.