About 60% of counties are getting healthier, measured by their rates of premature death (i.e. how many years people die before life expectancy). For example, the District of Columbia saw a 31% improvement in 2010-12 compared to 2004-6. But 40% of counties are going backwards, as you can see from one of the charts. Many of the counties with higher premature deaths seem to be in the third quarter of the country, running south from the Great Plains. … [Read more...] about The Health Profile Of Every County In America, Mapped
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A surprisingly big chunk of the U.S.–an area almost as big as Montana, or 91 million acres–is covered in corn. As a research fellow studying corn as a commodity crop, Michael Pecirno mapped out all of the cornfields in the country, and that led him to expand the project: a series of minimalist maps that each looks at a single subject. … [Read more...] about Beautiful Maps Of All The Trees, Sprawl, and Corn In the U.S.
Take a look at these maps. They show life expectancy in 10 U.S. cities. You can quickly see how different places have different outcomes–up to 20 years in places like Richmond, Virginia. For example, in Chicago, 16 years separate the upmarket Loop area from Washington Park, on the South side. In Atlanta, there’s a 12-year gap between Buckhead and Northwestern. … [Read more...] about 10 Maps That Show The Enormous Health Differences In U.S. Cities
The United States, which produces the second most emissions, has the highest per capita rate–about eight times India’s per head number. But the chart also shows how the developing world is more important these days. Six of the ten biggest emitters are from poorer countries, starting with China, which produces a quarter of the total. … [Read more...] about What–And Who–Are Actually Causing Climate Change? This Graphic Will Tell You
Across the country, there are clear differences by city. Las Vegas, based on its tourism industry, has a sea of yellow dots. While San Francisco has few factory jobs, nearby San Jose has blocks of red. Detroit and Cleveland still have swaths of red as well, though it’s also apparent how few jobs are left. In New York City, Manhattan is solidly blue and green, unlike the other boroughs. … [Read more...] about This Incredibly Detailed Map Shows Every Single Job In America