Data Underload

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How Much Americans Make

In the United States, the median annual income among the employed was about $43,000 in 2020. However, by definition, this just tells you where the midpoint is in a distribution. As you probably know, maybe a little too well over the past few years, personal income spans a wide range. Here’s a more detailed view of how much Americans make per year. Read More

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What People Spend Most of Their Money On, By Income Group, Relatively Speaking

The more money people come across, the more things they can and tend to buy. More money on average means bigger houses, more expensive cars, and fancier restaurants. But what if you look at relative spending instead of total dollars? Read More

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Most Common Daily Schedules for Different Groups

We all have our routines, but from person-to-person, the daily schedule changes a lot depending on your responsibilities.Read More

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How Much Women and Men Worked

Over the years, more women have entered the workforce while the percentage of…Read More

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Television Genres Over Time

Here's how the distribution of genres has changed since 1945 up to present.Read More

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How the Longest Running Shows Rated Over Episodes

Most television shows don't get past the first season, but there are some that manage to stick around. These are the 175 longest running shows on IMDb that have ratings.Read More

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Age and Occupation

Whether it’s because of experience, physical ability, or education level, some jobs tend towards a certain age of worker more than others.Read More

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How Men and Women Spend Their Days

For the employed, unemployed, and those not in the labor force, these charts — using an oldie but goodie visualization layout — show the percentage of people doing an activity over a day in 2020. Read More

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Where Americans Live

Everyone gets a dot. You get a dot. And you get a dot. And you.Read More

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Everything More from Home

We had to do a lot more from home in 2020. Based on the American Time Use Survey, we spent about 62% of our waking time at home. In contrast, we only spent about 50% in 2019. Here is the breakdown by activity on a weekday. For each year, I counted the total minutes for each activity and divided by total waking time to estimate percentages. For privacy reasons, the...

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