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The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.

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Find Secret Public-Sleeping Dens With 'Google Naps'

Finally, a crowdsourcing effort aimed at reducing productivity.

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The Cities Where Even 3 Minimum Wage Jobs Won't Pay the Rent

In San Francisco, a family would need 4.7 full-time minimum-wage jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

The Most and Least Healthy Counties in the U.S.

How college education, housing, and transit affect the health status of Americans.

Where Americans Tip the Most

And where they're scrooges.

Peter Dunn

Visualizing the Bay Area's Transit Systems by Commute Time

A time-scale transit map shows how long it takes to get around on Muni, BART, and the Caltrain.

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The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation

Where the rich live with the rich, and the poor live with the poor.

A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

Kevin Johnson

Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

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The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

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Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

The challenges of surveying an intricate land mass that's losing 16 square miles a year.

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Where It's Hardest for the Poor to Make Their Rent

In many places, there aren't enough affordable housing options to go around.

Olga Khazan

What Brings Americans to the ER?

Each region of the U.S. has the same four most common complaints, just in a different order.

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The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

Mapping New York's Traffic Crashes

Twenty-three percent of the city's 2013 car-related fatalities occurred in just 5 percent of its neighborhoods.

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There Are More Wikipedia Articles About This One Small Part of the World Than the Rest of It Combined

The uneven geography of digital information.

Zara Matheson

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022.

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Believe It or Not, January Was Full of Big, Warm Climate Anomalies

Here's a primer to last month's significant floods, droughts, and overall hotter-than-average temperatures.