A Map of Who Doesn't Have Indoor Plumbing in the United States

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans don't have complete indoor plumbing? The American Community Survey published on Tuesday that says that nearly 630,000 occupied homes in the United States lack complete plumbing facilities*, and The Washington Post whipped it into a handy interactive map. How's your home state… » 4/23/14 6:40pm 4/23/14 6:40pm

Here's a Map of the 47 Percent of America Where No One Lives

As anyone who's driven through Middle America knows, it feels like there's very few places in the U.S. that don't have at least a few inhabitants. But as a map by cartographer Nik Freeman proves, there are still some amber waves of grain and fruited plains that remain. Emphasis on some. » 4/16/14 4:40pm 4/16/14 4:40pm

This Crazy Map Has One Dot for Every Person in the United States

The amount of people in the whole world is pretty wildly unfathomable. For that matter, even a subset like just the 300,000,000 or so that live in the United States can be hard to wrap your head around. This interactive map by Brandon M-Anderson helps by showing one dot for each of them. It's pretty wild. » 12/29/12 11:00am 12/29/12 11:00am

Pencil-Pushing Census Bureau Dumps Portable Tech for Pencils

To our friends at Treehugger, please look away as we report that the Census Bureau is ditching plans to go digital and will return to its sinful pencil-pushing, paper-crazy roots. Originally, the Bureau planned for workers to use 500,000 wireless handheld devices from Harris Corp. as a replacement for the paperwork… » 4/06/08 11:30am 4/06/08 11:30am