Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
This is a story about pizza, geometry, and making sure you get what you paid for.
The National Survey of Family Growth, run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asks participants about their birth and relationship history.
I wondered how common it is for someone to get a divorce. While I’ve touched on the topic before, I’ve never calculated it directly, so I gave it a go.
Among 1- to 19-year-olds, regulations decreased motor vehicle deaths, but deaths by firearms increased and became the leading mechanism in 2018.
Oftentimes what we're doing isn't so important as who we're spending our time with.
In high school, we spend most of our days with friends and immediate family. But then we get jobs, start a family, retire, and there's a shift in who we spend our days with.
Here's the breakdown by age for American adults in 2021, based on data from the Pew Research Center.
See how your country compares.
Higher income usually means more childcare, and lower income usually means less.
I looked at the percentages of people with a given number of kids in the family and the order they were born.
In the 1970s, the most common household type in the U.S. was a married couple with kids. Things are different now.
Baby names gain sudden popularity for various reasons. See how it's changed over the years.
It's a wide range, based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
The two counts have been getting closer to each other. The past couple of years accelerated the process.
Median income only tells you where the middle is. The distributions of income are a lot more interesting.