Data Underload

People worry about data overload. Fooey. Charts and musings by Nathan Yau.

Change in Common Household Types in the U.S.

In the 1970s, the most common household type in the U.S. was a married couple with kids. Things are different now.

Trendiest Baby Name Every Year Since 1930, in the U.S.

Baby names gain sudden popularity for various reasons. See how it's changed over the years.

Age of Moms When Kids are Born

It's a wide range, based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

How Much Americans Make

Median income only tells you where the middle is. The distributions of income are a lot more interesting.

What People Spend Most of Their Money On, By Income Group, Relatively Speaking

More money on average means bigger houses, more expensive cars, and fancier restaurants. But what if you look at relative spending instead of total dollars?

Most Common Daily Routines

We all have our routines, but from person-to-person, the daily schedule changes a lot depending on your responsibilities.

How Much Women and Men Work

This chart shows the shifts since 1960.

Television Genres Over Time

Here's how the distribution of genres has changed since 1945 up to present.

How the Longest Running Shows Rated Over Episodes

Most television shows don't get past the first season, but there are some that manage to stick around. These are the 175 longest running shows on IMDb that have ratings.

Age and Occupation

Whether it’s because of experience, physical ability, or education level, some jobs tend towards a certain age of worker more than others.

How Men and Women Spend Their Days

Using an oldie but goodie visualization format to look at time use between different groups.

Where Americans Live

Everyone gets a dot. You get a dot. And you get a dot. And you.

How Much More Time We Spent at Home

We had to do more from home. Here's how much everything shifted by total minutes in a day.

Cycle of Many, a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans

This is a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans.

Daily Routine, 2020

After looking at how much time we spent on daily activities in 2020, let's look at when we spent our time.