United States

Can You Guess Which U.S. States People Most Want to Flee?

Everybody wants to get out of Illinois and Connecticut, it seems, and nobody wants to leave Montana.

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How Different Generations of Americans Budget Their Time

Spoiler alert: It's mostly just watching TV.

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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.

Jeff Friesen

A Canadian's LEGO Interpretation of the 50 United States

Over the top, yes, but also pretty fun.

Chris Walker

A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States

Who would've thought that the state New Yorkers move to the most is Florida?

Mapping 22 Different Latino Populations Across the U.S.A.

New maps show the geographic differences among Mexican, Salvadorean, Cuban, and other ethnic populations.

The Ridiculous Mistakes Artists Make When They Try to Draw the U.S. From Memory

Cy Twombly left out New Mexico "because otherwise the map would look like underpants."

10 Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

Super-highways, car-shaped holding pens, and more.

Brandon Martin-Anderson

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

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5 Reasons Germans Ride 5 Times More Mass Transit Than Americans

Restrictions on driving is the biggest factor, experts argue in a new study.

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Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.

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More on the Teen Birthrate Bible Belt Connection

What other factors influence which states have the highest teen birthrates?

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America's Uninsured Belt

The geography of where in the U.S. people lack health insurance is striking.

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Can Higher Fares Save Public Transit?

Maybe — but only if car travel becomes relatively more expensive