Data Underload

People worry about data overload. Fooey.

How Much Commuting is Too Much?

One person's long commute is another's dream. Another person's normal might be someone else's nightmare. What counts as a long commute depends on where you live.

Sleep Schedule, From the Inconsistent Teenage Years to Retirement

From the teenage years to college to adulthood through retirement, sleep is all over the place at first but then converges towards consistency.

Restless Sleep With Age

It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse.

The Most Gender-Switched Names in US History

We use some names mostly for boys and some mostly for girls, but then there is a small percentage that, over time, switched from one gender to another. Which names made the biggest switch?

Least Preferred Sandwich

Which sandwich do people not like the most? The winner: the Cheese and Tomato, if that even counts as an actual sandwich.

Best Burger Ranks

Survey participants were asked to grade fast food burger restaurants on eight criteria. This is how each restaurant ranked.

Why People Move

Here are the estimates from the Current Population Survey for the most recent time segment between 2017 and 2018.

How the American Work Day Changed in 15 Years

The American Time Use Survey recently released results for 2018. That makes 15 years of data. What's different? What's the same?

Bachelor’s Degree Movers

As industries change and interests shift, some bachelor's degrees grow more popular while others become less so.

Differences Between Women and Men’s Everyday with Kids

The day-to-day changes a lot when you have kids. However, it seems to change more for women than it does for men.

How Much the Everyday Changes When You Have Kids

I compared time use for those with children under 18 against those without. Here's where the minutes go.

Cost of College

We know that more education usually equals more income, but as the cost of education continues to rise, the challenge to earn a college degree also increases.

When People Find a New Job

Looking at the 100 most common jobs people switched to, a timeline comes into view when we adjust the relative switch rates by age.

Percentage of Households in Each Income Level

What percentage of households fall into lower-, middle-, and upper-income levels when you adjust for household size?

What Qualifies as Middle-Income in Each State

The meaning of "middle-income" changes a lot depending on where you live and your household size.