Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
It was reported that 1 in 6 millennials have at least $100,000 saved. Is this right? It seems high. I looked at the data to find out and then at all of the age groups.
For commuters, the farther away you live from the workplace, the earlier you have to leave your house to get to work on time. How much does that start time change the farther out you get?
One person's long commute is another's dream. Another person's normal might be someone else's nightmare. What counts as a long commute depends on where you live.
From the teenage years to college to adulthood through retirement, sleep is all over the place at first but then converges towards consistency.
It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse.
We use some names mostly for boys and some mostly for girls, but then there is a small percentage that, over time, switched from one gender to another. Which names made the biggest switch?
Which sandwich do people not like the most? The winner: the Cheese and Tomato, if that even counts as an actual sandwich.
Survey participants were asked to grade fast food burger restaurants on eight criteria. This is how each restaurant ranked.
Here are the estimates from the Current Population Survey for the most recent time segment between 2017 and 2018.
The American Time Use Survey recently released results for 2018. That makes 15 years of data. What's different? What's the same?
As industries change and interests shift, some bachelor's degrees grow more popular while others become less so.
The day-to-day changes a lot when you have kids. However, it seems to change more for women than it does for men.
I compared time use for those with children under 18 against those without. Here's where the minutes go.
We know that more education usually equals more income, but as the cost of education continues to rise, the challenge to earn a college degree also increases.
Looking at the 100 most common jobs people switched to, a timeline comes into view when we adjust the relative switch rates by age.