Grape Production in the United States

Nov 23, 2018
Grape 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 grape production.  Specifically the number of acres dedicated to bearing the fruit.  All states except for one, Alaska, produce grapes and of the 49, the USDA publishes complete data on only 47 of them due to the other two states having few producers which would make it easy for their competitors to know how large their operations are.

Apple Production in the United States

Nov 22, 2018
Apple 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 apple production.  Specifically the number of acres dedicated to bearing the fruit.  All 50 states produce apples and of the 50, the USDA publishes complete data on only 48 of them due to the other two states having few producers which would make it easy for their competitors to know how large their operations are.

Carrot Production in the United States

Nov 21, 2018
Carrot 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 carrot production.  Specifically the number of acres harvested.  All 50 states produce the vegetable and of the 50, the USDA publishes complete data on only 45 of them due to the other five 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.

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.

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.

Cartogram of Population in Alaska

Nov 5, 2018
Population of Alaska

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the boroughs and census areas of Alaska based on their population.  Anchorage makes up nearly half (41.09%) of the state's population and thus takes up a significantly larger portion of the state's landmass than it currently does.

Cartogram of Population in New York State

Nov 1, 2018
Population of New York State

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the counties based on their population.  New York City makes up nearly half (42.19%) of the state's population and thus takes up a much larger portion of the state's landmass than it currently does.

Cartogram of the 2017 Alabama Special Senatorial Race

Dec 14, 2017
Cartogram map of 2017 Alabama Senate race

The geographically accurate cartogram above resizes the counties based on the number of votes cast in the Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.  The more votes cast in a county, the larger it is on the map.  This cartogram shows that Jones won the four largest counties (Jefferson, Madison, Mobile, and Montgomery) whereas Moore won the fifth and sixth largest counties.  It proved not to be enough to get him past the post.

What to Look for in the 2017 Alabama Special Senatorial Race

Dec 11, 2017
Cartogram map of 2010 Alabama county population

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the population of Alabama's counties.  The more populous a county is, the larger it is on the map.  This cartogram shows that Jefferson, Madison, and Mobile are the most populous counties by far and together the three counties account for just under 30 percent of the state's total population.  This, in a state with 67 counties.


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