Entries by David Goldstein

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 […]

Student Loan Debt Growth

Student loans now account for 11% of US consumer debt, up from 5% in 2008, according to data from the Federal Reserve. The 100% stacked bar chart shows mortgage, student loan, auto, credit card and other debt in 2008 and 2018. Overall consumer debt grew 5%.  Student loans were $627B  in 2008, making up 6% […]

Cost of Weddings in America

Venue and food are the two biggest wedding cost categories, but they only make up about half of the average cost as shown in this Marimekko chart.  Weddingwire's survey of 17,862 US weddings from 2017 showed that venue spending was over $13,000 and included lighting and flowers.  Food spending, which included wedding catering, wedding cake […]

Workers in the Gig Economy

Over 1/3 of US workers are participating in the gig economy, while only 51% have one traditional job, according to a Gallup survey and as shown in this Marimekko chart. 64% have one or more traditional full or part-time jobs. 36% have at least one gig job. 14% have one full-time gig job, 6% have […]

Microsoft's Record Earnings

In FY 2018, Microsoft’s revenue exceeded $100B for the first time. Net income reached $17B, which was a 35% increase over 2017.  Microsoft's FY 2018 income statement is summarized in the cascade (waterfall chart) below.  Revenue and cost of revenue are split between product and services.  Products accounted for 58% or revenue and only 40% of […]

Netflix Missed Subscriber Additions

Netflix missed its quarterly forecast for net subscriber additions by 1M in Q2, which send its stock price down significantly.  Over the last ten quarters, Netflix has only missed 3 times as shown in this bar-line chart.  Its estimates have ranged from 2M too low to 1M too high. Bar Line Chart How I Created […]

Edible Insect Market Growth

The edible insect market is projected to grow about 24% per year over the next 5 years as shown in this stacked bar chart.  The growth will be strongest in North America and Europe, according to data from Meticulous Research reported by Bloomberg.  The worldwide market will grow from about $400M in 2018 to almost […]

Highest Paid Athletes

Floyd Mayweather was by far the highest paid athlete as shown in this bar chart.  He earned $285M, which was more than double the $111M earned by Lionel Messi.  Eight sports are represented among the top 20 earners.  There are three soccer players, all in the top 5 earners.  LeBron James leads the four basketball […]