California water use per capita, by district

Apr 7, 2015

Matthew Bloch and Haeyoun Park for the New York Times mapped, for about 400 water districts, how much water Californians use per capita on a daily basis. In some areas, the daily average is over 500 gallons per capita. That’s nuts.

Then again, I still can’t get over that the state average is around 100 gallons per day. I just looked at last month’s water bill, and my household is right around there. Is someone working on a home monitor that’s easier to read than the bill that reports water use in cubic feet?

I’m pretty sure most people don’t have a clue about how much water they use every day, and maybe if they did know they’d do something about it.


A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

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.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.