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In the 1950s, less than 10% of families with children were single-parent. In 2022, among families with children, 31% were single-parent — more than three times as common.
More Dual Income, No Kids
People are waiting longer to have kids or not having kids at all, which leads to more dual income households with no kids.
Bank Failures in the United States, Since 2001
These are all the failures since 2001, scaled by amount of assets in 2023 dollars.
Multiple Income Households
Here’s household income by number of earners in the household, based on data from the 2022 Current Population Survey.
Wealthy Percentiles Rising
The rich continue to get richer, and everyone else either only kind of earns more or stays where they’re at.
What Qualifies as Middle-Income in Each State
The meaning of “middle-income” changes a lot depending on where you live and your household size.
How Much Americans Make
Median income only tells you where the middle is. The distributions of income are a lot more interesting.
Jobs Charted by State and Salary
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.
Air Quality Mapped Over Time
With wildfires burning in the western United States, smoke fills the air. This is an animation of the air quality during the past couple of months.