Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
Coming and Going Age Generations
Since no one has figured out how to defeat time, age generations come and go. This chart shows the generational breakdowns since 1920.
Where People are Married and Not
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 and Income
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.
Population Growth and Seats Gained
The Census Bureau released state population counts for 2020. Here's how each state gained and lost population and seats.
Surprise, Less Happiness During Pandemic
Since 1972, the General Social Survey has asked people about their happiness. It never changed much — until 2020 happened.
Tooth Fairy Exchange Rate
Calculating how much money a kid gets after exchanging all twenty baby teeth.
Income in Each State, Adjusted for Cost of Living
A dollar might not buy you as much in one state as it does in the other.
Career Timelines for Every Basketball Player Who Has Played an NBA Game
I was curious who played for a single team over their entire career, who skipped around, and how the patterns changed over the decades.
Minimum Wage and Cost of Living
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.
How Much Minimum Wage Changed in Each State
Minimum wage has increased over the years, but by how much depends on where you live.
How Spending Changed for Different Income Groups
I compared spending in 1996 against the most recent spending estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment and Occupation
Unemployment has hit some industries more than others. Here's how the most recent estimates compare against last year's.
NBA Players Traded, Historical Percentages
It seems like there’s been more player movement than usual over the years. Didn’t players used to play on a single team for the entirety of their careers?
Leftover Turkey Flowchart
I roasted a turkey. There were a lot of leftovers. But my mom taught me to never waste.