Projects

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

Who We Spend Time with as We Get Older

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.

Social Media Usage by Age

Here's the breakdown by age for American adults in 2021, based on data from the Pew Research Center.

Literacy Scores by Country, in Reading, Math, and Science

See how your country compares.

Who Takes Care of the Kids, By Household Income

Higher income usually means more childcare, and lower income usually means less.

Oldest, Youngest, and Middle Children, in Differently Sized U.S. Households

I looked at the percentages of people with a given number of kids in the family and the order they were born.

Change in Common Household Types in the U.S.

In the 1970s, the most common household type in the U.S. was a married couple with kids. Things are different now.

Trendiest Baby Name Every Year Since 1930, in the U.S.

Baby names gain sudden popularity for various reasons. See how it's changed over the years.

Age of Moms When Kids are Born

It's a wide range, based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

When There Were More Deaths Than Births in the U.S.

The two counts have been getting closer to each other. The past couple of years accelerated the process.

How Much Americans Make

Median income only tells you where the middle is. The distributions of income are a lot more interesting.

Declining U.S. Births

The number of births per month has been decreasing over the past decade. The pandemic seems to have sped up the process in the beginning.

What People Spend Most of Their Money On, By Income Group, Relatively Speaking

More money on average means bigger houses, more expensive cars, and fancier restaurants. But what if you look at relative spending instead of total dollars?

Thanksgiving Ravine

I scraped my inbox when I got a bunch of emails on Cyber…

Most Common Daily Routines

We all have our routines, but from person-to-person, the daily schedule changes a lot depending on your responsibilities.

How Much Women and Men Work

This chart shows the shifts since 1960.