I’m sorry I had that wrong! To find the number of teams per state, I used the Triple Play booklet that was handed out to teams at the regionals, and the map on it only showed two teams in Iowa.

Thanks for the correction!

I’m sorry I had that wrong! To find the number of teams per state, I used the Triple Play booklet that was handed out to teams at the regionals, and the map on it only showed two teams in Iowa.

Thanks for the correction!

uhh… yea./.ontario has the most teams that i know of

but if someoen has all the data… it would be nice if someone made a chart… if someone does… please pm me… thank you…,

I love how North Dakota only has 6 teams (according to the map on the FIRST site) yet they’re #2 on the list…Tells ya something about the population of ND, doesn’t it?

Ummm . . . They live so far apart you have to drive two days to borrow a cup of sugar from the neighbors?

yea… we looked at flying… but when you figure adding in the bus transport to the airport… then the bus rental on the other side to go from hotel to venue… it got crzy… . so we decided wed drive the 19hours

Kansas is number 14, not bad. Well, we boring Kansans have to find something to do with our time, lol. Why not dedicate it to FIRST? Hmm…I’m thinking I need to make some friends in Nebraska…Kansas is right under them geographically, so it’s not that far…

YAY MICHIGAN is #3 :ahh: !

Yay!!!

I’m with you pelan, dam glad i dont have to pay taxes

although we our capital is the 7th most dangerous city :ahh:

I’d just like to remind everyone that these were the stats for the 2005 competition. After the regionals are over I might complile a similar list for teams in the 2006 season.

We’re #44

Which is weird since #5 is our neighbor to the north and #8 is to the south, and we have a decent high tech industry. (Atleast in RTP) As well as several top schools. (Duke and UNC-Ch)

wow, dude. Where’d you get the idea to compile all this data (and the know-how)?

This is very interesting, but, at a meeting that the HOT Team seniors attended last Wednesday, Dean Kamen indicated that the number of schools in the state that has access to FIRST teams is the most important metric. This year Michigan has 100 FRC teams, but more importantly 25% of the schools in Michigan have access to a FRC team. This is the highest percentage in the US (according to Dean). He challenged Governor Granholm to tell governors from other states to become a FIRST supporter. FIRST has scheduled a meeting with Governor Granholm to find a way to make FIRST accessible to more teams in Michigan. Dean said that this may become an award at the Championship. If that is true Michigan should win this year. But most importantly, it doesn’t matter where a team is from just as long as there is a team where kids can be inspired. Our goal should be to keep current teams functioning and add new teams as we can. Here’s to a great year!

YES Georgia is finally not near the bottom of a list that has something remotely to do with education.

I was feeling geeky again during lunch, and decided to check on FRC registration totals. As of this morning, 98 teams from Michigan have registered for their first regional. New York is second with 86, and California is third with 85.

In keeping with the original topic of this thread, I went to the US Census site and got state-by-state population figures for 2005, then used these to calculate the number of teams per million residents. I only did the calculation for states with at least 18 FRC teams registered as of this morning; these states account for 759 teams, which is 81% of the teams registered.

And the rankings are:

1 NH has 26 registered teams, which is 20.3 teams per million residents.

2 MI has 98 registered teams, which is 10.0 teams per million residents.

3 CT has 28 registered teams, which is 8.4 teams per million residents.

4 KS has 20 registered teams, which is 7.2 teams per million residents.

5 VA has 50 registered teams, which is 6.8 teams per million residents.

6 MO has 38 registered teams, which is 6.6 teams per million residents.

7 MA has 38 registered teams, which is 6.0 teams per million residents.

8 NY has 86 registered teams, which is 4.7 teams per million residents.

9 CO has 20 registered teams, which is 4.5 teams per million residents.

10 NJ has 37 registered teams, which is 4.4 teams per million residents.

11 WI has 19 registered teams, which is 3.5 teams per million residents.

12 IN has 20 registered teams, which is 3.2 teams per million residents.

13 PA has 35 registered teams, which is 2.8 teams per million residents.

14 CA has 85 registered teams, which is 2.5 teams per million residents.

15 FL has 40 registered teams, which is 2.5 teams per million residents.

16 GA has 18 registered teams, which is 2.1 teams per million residents.

17 OH has 23 registered teams, which is 2.0 teams per million residents.

18 IL has 23 registered teams, which is 1.9 teams per million residents.

19 TX has 19 registered teams, which is 0.9 teams per million residents.

[Note: total registration as of twenty minutes ago is 942 teams, up from 937 this morning and 929 at 5pm CDT yesterday. So all the statistics in this post are going to be changing…]

Are you going to update your statistics on a regular basis? Can you calculate a US average for us? To me you are certainly welcome to demonstrate your geekiness on a regular basis!

Richard, you are da man.

“You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Richard again.” … darnit.

Thanks for this,

Andy

I don’t know about a regular basis, but it seems appropriate to do this analysis again late tomorrow night, just before 2nd regional registration opens. Depending on how the Cards are doing in Game 4 of the Series, I may get to it by midnight or thereabouts.

It also seems appropriate to do the analysis again after registration closes on the first of December. Those will be the really important totals. These preliminary numbers mostly indicate which teams have raised enough money to register early and/or for their preferred events.

As for a US average, I think that including all the states would create some skewed looking results, due to sensitive dependence on small changes in the number of teams. Even so, a few other states should have been included; in the updated analysis below I have added South Carolina, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and Oklahoma. I have also tried to correct my most egregious error – omitting the Canadian province of Ontario, which is of course an FRC powerhouse with 36 teams and our largest regional competition! With these additions the total now accounts for 826 teams, which is 88% of the teams registered.

The updated results:

1 NH has 26 registered teams, which is 20.3 teams per million residents.

2 MI has 98 registered teams, which is 10.0 teams per million residents.

3 CT has 28 registered teams, which is 8.4 teams per million residents.

4 KS has 20 registered teams, which is 7.2 teams per million residents.

5 VA has 50 registered teams, which is 6.8 teams per million residents.

6 MO has 38 registered teams, which is 6.6 teams per million residents.

7 MA has 38 registered teams, which is 6.0 teams per million residents.

8 NY has 86 registered teams, which is 4.7 teams per million residents.

9 CO has 20 registered teams, which is 4.5 teams per million residents.

10 NJ has 37 registered teams, which is 4.4 teams per million residents.

11 SC has 17 registered teams, which is 4.2 teams per million residents.

12 OR has 13 registered teams, which is 3.6 teams per million residents.

13 WI has 19 registered teams, which is 3.5 teams per million residents.

14 IN has 20 registered teams, which is 3.2 teams per million residents.

15 OK has 10 registered teams, which is 2.9 teams per million residents.

16 PA has 35 registered teams, which is 2.8 teams per million residents.

17 ON has 36 registered teams, which is 2.8 teams per million residents.

18 AZ has 14 registered teams, which is 2.7 teams per million residents.

19 CA has 85 registered teams, which is 2.5 teams per million residents.

20 FL has 40 registered teams, which is 2.5 teams per million residents.

21 GA has 18 registered teams, which is 2.1 teams per million residents.

22 WA has 13 registered teams, which is 2.1 teams per million residents.

23 OH has 23 registered teams, which is 2.0 teams per million residents.

24 IL has 23 registered teams, which is 1.9 teams per million residents.

25 TX has 19 registered teams, which is 0.9 teams per million residents.

Indiana has 21 teams… thank you very much ( keep getting bumped higher and higher)

btw, this data is very interesting.

How about major judged awards/competitions (at nationals… no regionals) won per state? I bet that would jumble things up quite a bit (knowing hammond would add a bunch)

I was only counting teams that are actually registered for a 2007 FRC event, so the Indiana count really is 20 teams as of this morning. However, this could and probably will change very soon.

South Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, and Florida have all registered more teams since my last update. And somehow I left out Maryland. :o

As suggested earlier, I will recalculate based on registration totals as of late tonight, just before 2nd regional registration opens.

BTW, total registration as of this writing is 951 teams, up nine from yesterday afternoon. 902 of these are based in the US, and a recent news item noted that the US population has passed the 300 million mark. So the US average is about three teams per million residents.

And we also reached a milestone this morning; team numbers have reached the 2100 mark with the addition of a rookie team from Port St. Lucie, FL.