Data Underload

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

Life Expectancy of Pets

When looking into getting a pet, it’s important to consider life expectancy. You probably don’t want to accidentally sign up for a twenty-year commitment with an impulse adoption at the pet store.

Oldest and Youngest, by State

States aren't uniformly young and old. Well, other than Maine. This is the breakdown by age group and regions.

Are we back yet?

In 2020, our everyday routines shifted dramatically, but over the past few years, it's felt like things are getting back to where they were. How back are we?

When the Cost of a Mortgage is a Multiple of the Original Loan

Use this chart to see how many times over you'll pay over the original loan amount, given the annual rate and the number of years of paying.

Renting vs. Owning a Home, by State

Among households in the United States, 68% are owned and 32% are rented, based on estimates from the American Community Survey in 2021. That breakdown isn't uniform across the country though.

When is Dinner, by State

These are the states that eat dinner the earliest and latest, along with everyone else in between.

All the Household Types in the U.S.

No need to restrict ourselves to the most common types. There are thousands. Let's look at all of them.

Best Possible Life More Common with Age

Maybe your best possible life is ahead of you.

Income Sources

Most people have a job and receive wages in return, but that starts to change when you get into the higher income groups.

Single Parents

In the 1950s, less than 10% of families with children were single-parent. In 2022, among families with children, 31% were single-parent — more than three times as common.

More Dual Income, No Kids

People are waiting longer to have kids or not having kids at all, which leads to more dual income households with no kids.

Bank Failures in the United States, Since 2001

These are all the failures since 2001, scaled by amount of assets in 2023 dollars.

Wealthy Percentiles Rising

The rich continue to get richer, and everyone else either only kind of earns more or stays where they're at.

Growth of Target, an Animated Map

Watch the growth strategy behind Target stores, starting with the first location in 1962 in Minnesota.

Where Else You Can Work

If you're searching for a new job, it's worth looking in different industries instead of doing more of the same elsewhere.