Projects

Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.

Sleep Hours and Feeling Rested

Two-thirds of adults get at least 7 hours of sleep. I am not in that two-thirds.

Ages of the People We Marry

Variation kicks in when you look at the later years, consider multiple marriages, divorce, separation, and opposite-sex versus same-sex relationships. This chart breaks it all down.

When Your Vision and Hearing Decline with Age

Find out when it's your time for the glasses and hearing aid. Time is undefeated.

Common Age Differences, Married Couples

How common are wide age gaps between spouses? These are the age differences through the lens of the 2022 five-year American Community Survey.

McDonald’s Locations vs. Golf Courses

There are thousands of McDonald's locations, but there are still more golf courses in the United States. This seems surprising, but some maps make it clear.

Feeling Rested with Age

How much you sleep each night matters, but more importantly, it's about the quality and if you feel rested when you wake up.

Race and Occupation

Asian workers are more than three times more likely to be physicians. What other jobs jump out? What's it like for other races and ethnicity?

When and How Many Super Bowl Wins, by Team

How does the modern Kansas City Chiefs compare to teams who won previous Super Bowls over the past 58 years?

Highest Education Level and Age Distributions

Education paths start to diverge towards the end of high school and after.

Commonness of Races in Different Occupations

Some occupations are more race-dominant than others. This is the percentage of employed persons 16 years and older who are a given race or ethnicity for each.

Common Millionaire Household

The status of seven figures is maybe not as rare as it seems.

Young Money

We often associate high income with older people, but young people can also earn higher incomes. Let's see what those people studied and what they do for a living.

Jobs with Higher Income and Fewer Hours

So people earn a six-figure income without working all the time. What do they do?

Most Common Jobs, by Income Group

These are income ranges for the ten most common jobs at different income levels.

Rising to Top Net Worth, by Age

With the most recent release from the Survey of Consumer Finances, see how your household's net worth compares against others'.