Area Chart

The space between the data and the baseline is filled with a color or a pattern, usually emphasizing counts or percentages for a single variable.

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Examples

Shape of unemployment

For The New York Times, Ella Koeze looks at the various types of…

Timeline of the President’s taxes

The New York Times got a hold of the President’s tax records for…

Election night might take weeks

For The Washington Post, Ashlyn Still and Kevin Schaul charted how long it…

Shifts in Job Distribution

In the 1950s, almost half of all employed people were either in farming or manufacturing. As you can imagine, work changed a bit over the years.

Saving for Retirement and Age

People tend to have more money saved up over time, but range and variation also grow, and often it’s not enough.

How Much the Everyday Changes When You Have Kids

I compared time use for those with children under 18 against those without. Here's where the minutes go.

Cost of College

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.

Growth of Subreddits

As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here's how it got to this point, and "what the internet has been talking about" during the past 12 years.

Where athletes in professional sports come from

Sports are growing more international with respect to the athletes. Gregor Aisch, Kevin…

Carbon emissions goals vs. current paths

Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich reporting for The New York Times: Under the…

Percentage of People Who Married, Given Your Age

Or, given your age, the percentage of fish left in the sea. Here's a chart.

Given your income, most beneficial tax breaks

With the release of the Republican proposed tax plan, Reuben Fischer-Baum and Kevin…

Most Female and Male Occupations Since 1950

The shifting majorities of the sexes in the workplace.

Thirty years of hurricanes

After their graphic for thirty years of floods, Axios follows up with thirty…

Finding the craft beer capital of America

You had me at craft beer. Russell Goldenberg for The Pudding looks for…

Shifting national budget

The Washington Post looks at the shifting national budget over the past 40…