Anna Flagg, for NYT’s The Upshot, used dots arranged as a stacked area chart to show the difference between two mortality rates. Each dot represents 10 people, and they start as a random cloud. A transition to show rate by age lends focus to both an absolute and relative count.
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Income in Each State, Adjusted for Cost of Living
A dollar might not buy you as much in one state as it does in the other.
Mapping the Spread of Obesity
A look at the rise for each state over three decades, for men and women.
It’s hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities.