The rarely used chart type for time series data is actually quite nice, once you get the hang of it.
Ever since I found out about the Statistical Atlas of the United States, it annoyed me that there wasn't one in the works for the 2010 Census due to cuts in funding. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today's publicly available data.
I was toying around with the idea of multivariate beer, where the ingredients varied by county demographics. Could I taste the difference? Here's how the experiment went.
Subway dominates the sandwich chains.
Select one or more races for a quick comparison. Counties are colored by the most prevalent.
In English, there's an idiom that notes confusion: "It's all Greek to me." Other languages have similar sayings, but they don't use Greek as their point of confusion.
I'm sure you finished your taxes months ago, but here's a chart of the tax brackets and rates in all the states in case you're interested. Each segment represents a…
We know spending changes when you have more money. Here's by how much.
Placement of Daily Double clues, from season 1 to 31. Watch them play out.
See who has it worse off and better than you.
We don't all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.
Stare at boundary lines long enough, and you'll start to see weird things too.
The way that people get around can say a lot about how a place is made up. Here's an interactive map that shows how people get to work in America.
Some places attract young singles, whereas others attract married couples and families. I was curious how this varied across the country, so I mapped it.
For every family get-together I go to, it seems there are more kids running around. I know that they are related to me somehow, but what do I call them? Maybe this chart will help next time.
Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication, by Zach and Chris Gemignani, is the latest addition to the FlowingData book series. You can order it now.…
There's a new addition to the FlowingData book series on the way.
Can you experience data? Sometimes visualization gets you part of the way there, putting data into context, serving as a trigger for your memory, and all that. But only so much can happen through the computer screen.
Dreams, hope, and most importantly, love, mixed with some parties and dranking.
Casinos are everywhere. This interactive map tells you how close the nearest one is in sampled areas of the United States.
Salaries for occupations with the same job title can vary across industries. This interactive shows you by how much and who works where.
19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.
Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here's an interactive to look.
After looking at pizza places, coffee, and grocery stores, I had to look at burger chains across the country. The data was just sitting there.
A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.
I combed through personal data that I've actively and passively collected since early graduate school to see how life is different now with a 6-month old.
Earthquakes are in the news a lot lately. A quick search shows a 7.6 off the coast of the Solomon Islands, a 6.6 in Nicaragua, and a 7.1 off the…
My fascination with the geography of place and businesses continues.
There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, time, elevation, and location from your phone, and millions of…
It's been an interesting few days. I thought a few people would find the famous quotes graphic amusing, but I didn't expect so many to share my odd sense of…