Game Time XL

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ — It’s the Jet City vs. the Steel City. New economy vs. traditional economy. West Coast vs. East Coast. How the cities and states the Seahawks and Steelers represent stack up off the field.

BOX SCORES

LAND AREA (in square miles)
Seattle 84
Pittsburgh 56

LAND AREA (in square miles)
Washington 66,544
Pennsylvania 44,817

ANNUAL RAINFALL (in inches)
Seattle 37.19
Pittsburgh 36.85

HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Seattle $45,736
Pittsburgh $28,588

HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Washington $45,776
Pennsylvania $40,106

LAND AREA (in square miles)
Seattle 84
Pittsburgh 56

LAND AREA (in square miles)
Washington 66,544
Pennsylvania 44,817

ANNUAL RAINFALL (in inches)
Seattle 37.19
Pittsburgh 36.85

HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Seattle $45,736
Pittsburgh $28,588

HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Washington $45,776
Pennsylvania $40,106

POPULATION
Seattle 569,101
Pittsburgh 325,337

POPULATION
Pennsylvania 12,406,292
Washington 6,203,788

COMMUTE TIME (minutes)
Seattle 24.8
Pittsburgh 23.1

COMMUTE TIME (minutes)
Washington 25.5
Pennsylvania 25.2

GSP (billions)
Washington $261,549
Pennsylvania $468,089

Source: FedStats.gov

TOUCHDOWNS

“Half the game is 90 percent mental”

Seattle ranks No. 1 in baccalaureate degrees. Washington’s major universities include the University of Washington, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, Western Washington University, Gonzaga University

Pittsburgh ranks No. 18 in baccalaureate degrees. Pennsylvania’s major universities include the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Largest cities
Washington: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown

Recognizable franchises
Seattle: Amazon, Boeing, Costco, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Starbucks,
Washington Mutual, Weyerhaeuser
Pittsburgh: Alcoa, Gulf Oil, Heinz, Mellon, PPG, U.S. Steel, Westinghouse

Prime Time players

Martial arts legend Bruce Lee, director Cameron Crowe, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain hail from Seattle

Comedians Bill Cosby and W.C. Fields, musician John Coltrane, and artist Andy Warhol hail from Pittsburgh

TWO MINUTE DRILL

Seattle has the highest concentration of aerospace employees in the world … home to bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Seattle is the birthplace of “Grunge” … Seahawks owner Paul Allen, a founder of Microsoft, also founded the Experience Music Project, a museum dedicated to music history … Its collection of dams and wind farms make Washington tops in renewable energy … Washington is No. 1 in technology industry employment and company startups … Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the union

Pittsburgh is home to 7 of the Fortune 500 companies… ranks among the nation’s top architectural treasures, featuring work of architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Hobson Richardson, and Philip Johnson… Pittsburgh is the nation’s largest inland port… Pennsylvania has 120,000 miles of highway, 134 public use airports, 69 railroads, and more than 5,100 miles of railways… Pennsylvania has the 17th largest economy in the world… first U.S. capital and first sparks of independence are found in Pennsylvania

EXTRA POINTS

Something even Steelers fans will appreciate

Washington State has the world’s largest hops field. In total, 70 percent of all hops come from the Yakima Valley in south central Washington.

Whoa, beer breath

Coincidentally, if you wish to overcome beer breath, you can thank Washington’s farmers again. The majority of the nation’s mint crop is grown in the state.

Sea hawkin’

Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal is the largest fishing boat moorage on the West Coast, home base for half of the Alaskan fishing fleet.

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