Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
How long will chicken reign supreme? Who wins between lemon and lime? Is nonfat ice cream really ice cream? Does grapefruit ever make a comeback? Find out in these charts.
Find out which jobs most often pair together among married couples.
Since no one has figured out how to defeat time, age generations come and go. This chart shows the generational breakdowns since 1920.
About 48% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is married. I was curious if there were regional variations, so I mapped it.
Divorce rates are tied to job security, age, and occupation, so it should make sense that we see a pattern when we plot divorce rates against income.
The Census Bureau released state population counts for 2020. Here's how each state gained and lost population and seats.
Since 1972, the General Social Survey has asked people about their happiness. It never changed much — until 2020 happened.
Calculating how much money a kid gets after exchanging all twenty baby teeth.
A dollar might not buy you as much in one state as it does in the other.
I was curious who played for a single team over their entire career, who skipped around, and how the patterns changed over the decades.
We already looked at minimum wage over time, but when it comes to geography and income, you also have to consider the cost of living for a fair comparison.
Minimum wage has increased over the years, but by how much depends on where you live.
I compared spending in 1996 against the most recent spending estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment has hit some industries more than others. Here's how the most recent estimates compare against last year's.