Where the Poorest Americans Live

After dropping for nearly a decade, the number of Americans living in extreme poverty is on the rise

Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

Mapping the Age of Humans

How one organization is visualizing our impact on earth

Where Homeowners Are Underwater

Obama has a new plan to help owners refinance their mortgages, but some places will benefit more than others

Rustbelt Baseball Fans: A Little Less Miserable?

Three Midwestern MLB teams with modest payrolls outlasted everyone else this year

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

The Geography of Same-Sex Couples

Revised census figures reveal the cities with the most same-sex households

The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way

The Rapid Growth of the Suburban Poor

2000s mark a turning point in the geography of American poverty

Create Your Own Historical Maps with WhatWasThere

New website combines vintage photography with Google Street View

The Geography of Obama’s Tanking Approval Ratings

The president’s stated goal of uniting the country may be a lost cause

Name That Waterway

The words we use for rivers and streams change with their geography