Results of a restless mind late at night.
Work changed over the years. Salaries changed over the years. I was curious: If you compared your personal income from present day, how would it compare to the distribution of salaries in previous decades?
I already revived the first Statistical Atlas of the United States from 1870 with modern data, but there's still more data to look at. So I kept on going.
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.
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.