Are you living in a state where the population is more mobile or are you in one where people rarely cross the state lines?
This type of projection is called a gridded cartogram, and it shows the distribution of people not only among countries but also within countries.
Good data visualizations can help make abstractions feel more concrete, and that's definitely the case with this new map.
Income inequality is a big problem within some states — namely, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, Maryland and Tennessee.
To fully grasp the size of the United States economy and GDP, it helps to break it down state by state.
We all know that it's way cheaper to cook at home, but sometimes it's just hard to resist staying in your PJs and having food delivered to your door. Here are some of the cities where choosing to have takeout, however, is going to cost you a pretty penny.
Credit card debt tends to come with extremely high interest rates, which is why personal finance experts almost always advise people to pay off credit card balances before devoting excess income to other savings or debt-reduction goals.
Goodbye, Mary and Linda, it's been real. And hello there, Olivia and Emma, your time has just begun.
With the proliferation of smartphones, it's easy to assume that the era of the paper map is over, but a glance at the research reveals that the paper map still thrives in the digital era.
While the highest-paid occupation differs from state to state, one thing is clear: if you want to earn a lot of money, being a doctor really pays.
Some people are lucky enough never to earn minimum wage, or to earn minimum wage only at the beginning of our careers. Others — including millions of Americans in service jobs that keep the economy going — earn minimum wage for years on end.
When PJ Mode began to purchase old maps in the 1980s, his attention was immediately caught by unusual maps that dealers weren't sure how to categorize — those that attempted to persuade rather than convey geographic information.
The lyrical locations in all the Beatles' songs cover roughly 25,510 miles around the world.
Five years. More than 150,000 shootings. How has gun violence marked your corner of the country?
Earning enough money just to meet your basic needs and set a little extra aside for retirement and emergencies is much easier said than done.
The Mercator projection makes landmasses near the poles look way, way bigger than they actually are. If you don't believe us, just spend a few seconds contemplating this GIF.
The US has a current estimated population of 327 million, whereas Canada has an estimated population of only 37 million. There are plenty of ways to describe, explain or visualize Canada's lack of people, but our current favorite for its sheer simplicity is this map.
The lifetime cost of commuting by car in major American cities ranges from $67,154 (in Stockton, California) to $182,886 (in Atlanta, Georgia).
When you scroll over the hexagon representing a state, the map shows you Google's autocomplete suggestions for three phrases: "why is [state]," "when will [state]" and "can [state]."
While some states have seen surges in housing prices, it looks like the real estate market still hasn't fully recovered from the crash.
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