Dot Plot

A generalized form of the scatter plot, the dots can be placed in various coordinate systems.

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Most common professional marriages

Susie Neilson for the San Francisco Chronicle compared the marriage of professions in…

Varying demographics within the Asian American population

We often hear about the Asian American community as one big group of…

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.

Pandemic migrations

With the restrictions of the pandemic, you might expect an unusually big wave…

Voting and vaccination rate

Danielle Ivory, Lauren Leatherby and Robert Gebeloff for The New York looked at…

Visualizing risk of Johnson & Johnson vaccine side effect

As the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pauses in the United States, Philip Bump…

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.

Bats and outbreaks

For Reuters, Julia Janicki and Simon Scarr, with illustrations by Catherine Tai, show…

Car cost vs. emissions

Based on estimates from the MIT Trancik Lab, The New York Times plotted…

State restrictions and hospitalizations

The University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government defined an index to track…

Swings in the battleground states

For The Washington Post, Ashlyn Still and Ted Mellnik show the shifts in…

Redefining Old Age

What is old? When it comes to subjects like health care and retirement, we often think of old in fixed terms. But as people live longer, it's worth changing the definition.

If the unemployed lose $600 per week

A $600 per week benefit expires for the unemployed at the end of…

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.