Brussels Sprout Production in the United States

Nov 20, 2018
Brussels Sprout Production in the United States

This week, like last year, the focus is on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them.  The geographically accurate cartogram above redraws the states' sizes based on Brussels sprout production.  Specifically the number of acres harvested.  Only 32 states produce the vegetable and of the 32, the USDA publishes complete data on only 24 of them due to the other eight states either having few producers which would make it easy for their competitors to know how large their operations are or a very small number of acres harvested.

Pecan Production in the United States

Nov 19, 2018
Pecan Production in the United States

This week, like last year, the focus is on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them.  The geographically accurate cartogram above redraws the states' sizes based on pecan production.  Specifically the number of acres harvested.  Only 34 states produce the nut and of the 34, the USDA publishes complete data on only 26 of them due to the other eight states having few producers which would make it easy for their competitors to know how large their operations are.

Net Worth of Billionaires in EU and US Regions in 2018

Nov 16, 2018
Total Net Worth of Billionaires of Each EU and US Region

The chart above shows the total net worth of each EU and US region's billionaires.  The Western US and the Western EU are the only regions whose billionaires have a total net worth of over $1 trillion.

Net Worth of Billionaires in EU Regions in 2018

Nov 15, 2018
Total Net Worth of Billionaires of Each EU Region

The chart above shows the total net worth of each EU region's billionaires.  The Western EU is the only region whose billionaires have a total net worth of over $1 trillion.

Net Worth of Billionaires in US Regions in 2018

Nov 14, 2018
Total Net Worth of Billionaires of Each US Region

The chart above shows the total net worth of each US region's billionaires.  The West is the only region whose billionaires have a total net worth of over $1 trillion.

The 2018 New York Gubernatorial Results Based on County Population

Nov 13, 2018
New York Gubernatorial Results by County

The geographically accurate cartogram above shows the 2018 gubernatorial results in New York based on county populations.  The larger the county on this map, the larger its population.  The map shows that even though Andrew Cuomo only won 15 of the 62 counties in the state, those 15 counties make up such a large chunk of the state's population that he could afford to lose 47 counties.

Voter Turnout by County in the 2018 Montana Senatorial Election

Nov 12, 2018
Montana Senate Voter Turnout by County

The map above shows the turnout and the candidate that won each county in the 2018 Senatorial election.  Jon Tester did not win a single county where voter turnout was high, whereas Matt Rosendale won six counties where voters turned out in droves.

Voter Turnout and Results by County in the 2018 Montana Senatorial Election

Nov 9, 2018
Montana Senate Vote by County

The chart above shows the total votes (x axis), the turnout (y axis), and the margin of victory (intensity of color and size of circle) for each county in the state of Montana.  Jon Tester won two of the three largest counties as indicated by the blue circles to the right (just under the legend) with moderate margins.  Matt Rosendale, on the other hand, won the majority of small counties (on the left of the chart) but with large margins.  Rosendale also won the largest county, but with a very slim margin (small circle at the far right end).  Rosendale also won counties with the largest voter turnout.

Voter Turnout by County in the 2018 Texas Senatorial Election

Nov 8, 2018
Texas Senate Voter Turnout by County

The map above shows the turnout and the candidate that won each county.  The only place where Beto O'Rourke won and the turnout was high was in Austin and its northern suburbs.  Every other county he won had either moderate or low turnout.  Ted Cruz, on the other hand, had really high turnout in San Antonio's northern suburbs and various other counties throughout the state.  He also won very few counties with low turnout.

Voter Turnout and Results by County in the 2018 Texas Senatorial Election

Nov 7, 2018
Texas Senate Vote by County

The chart above shows the total votes, the turnout, and the margin of victory for each county in the state of Texas.  Beto O'Rourke won the five largest counties as indicated by the blue circles from the center to the right, but won them by such a small margin.  Ted Cruz, on the other hand, won the majority of small counties but with really large margins.  Ted Cruz won the counties with both the smallest and largest voter turnout.


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