Government data shutdown

Posted to Data Sources  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

When you go to the United States Census site,, or similar government-run sites, you see this. “Due to the lapse in government funding, sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice.” Now it’s personal.


The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but …

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.