Entries by David Goldstein

Immigrants Drive Growth in U.S. Workforce

Immigrants and their children are projected to account for all the growth in U.S. working age population from 2015 -2035, as shown in this cascade chart.  While 15.4 million U.S. born workers with U.S. born parents were added to the workforce between 1995 and 2015, there will be 8.1 million fewer U.S. born workers with U.S. […]

India's Toilet Building Initiative

India has built almost 90 million indoor toilets over the past 5 years, as shown in the cluster bar chart below. 90% of the Indian population now has indoor toilets, up from 43% in 2015. While in most of the largest states 100% of the people have access to indoor toilets, other states lag behind, […]

Holiday Spending Plans

Families will spend over $1,000 on average this holiday season as shown in this Marimekko chart. Data from a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation categorize spending into gifts, which make up 63% of total spend, non-gift holiday items (22%) and other purchases for self and family (15%). Family members will receive $506 worth […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Cost

The 16-pound turkey makes up 44% of the cost of the holiday dinner for 10 as shown in the Marimekko chart below.  The total dinner cost is estimated by the American Farm Bureau Federation to be $48.90 or less than $5 per person. The side dishes cost $13.38.  This includes sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, rolls […]

Internet Crime’s Impact on Older Americans

Internet crime disproportionately affects Americans 50 and over as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart.  Americans 50-59 are 18% of internet users but suffer 25% of losses from internet crime.  Those 60 and over are only 22% of users but suffer 32% of losses.  This data is compiled by the FBI and shared in […]

Craft Liquor’s Rapid Growth

Craft liquor sales in the U.S. are growing at over 20% per year, while non-craft sales are growing around 2% per year, as shown in the left-side bar charts below.  Sales by volume and dollars for craft spirits grew 21.3% and 21.7% respectively from 2014-2017.  Volume and dollars sales are expected to grow at 23.8% […]

Most Dangerous US Cities for Pedestrians

Phoenix and Dallas had the highest per capita pedestrian fatality rate among the 10 largest US cities in 2016, as shown in this bar-mekko chart. Chicago and New York were significantly safer for pedestrians, according to data provided by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA).   Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 in population varied from a […]

Doctoral Degrees Granted by Field and Gender

While more women than men earned doctoral degrees, the ratio varied by discipline as shown in this Marimekko chart. Women earned less than 1/3 of the degrees in 3 of the STEM disciplines.  The data for this chart is from a Council of Graduate Studies report on the 2016-2017 academic year. Women received  76% of […]

Over-Budget Construction Projects

Olympics account for 3 of the top 6 over-budget projects. The Channel Tunnel, China’s Three Gorges Dam and Boston’s Big Dig round out the top 6.  The data provided by Podio are summarized in this horizontal stacked bar chart. The Sochi Olympics had a total cost of $51B and ran 325% over-budget.  This was the […]