This graphic is from The New York Times graphics department. It matches the FlowingData colors. That is all. Oh, and it’s excellent, but that’s a given, right? Note the use of each bar’s two dimensions.
It’s nice to have some pull at the NYT, to get them to use your color scheme so the graphic assimilates well into your blog… It took me a bit to get use to the height metric, but I like it. It’s genius! (to quote one of my favorite lines)
What really impresses me, outside of the amazing visualization, is the added analysis in text on the right. They have done most of the “dirty” work for their readers and pointed out the outliers.
It’s interesting that Obama dominates for male voters.
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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.
The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.
Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.
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.