Languages spoken in America, 1980-2010 data from the US Census, Chart by Pew Research
Fall foliage viewing times in the US
PhD graduates' job commitments and salaries at graduation (Note: graduates without job commitments are left out of this graphic)
Americans believe that love is the main foundation of marriage. Most who never have been married say they would like to be at some point in their lives. However, statistics show Americans aren’t rushing to the altar, and the U.S. marriage rate is at an all-time low—only 51% of adults were married in 2011, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
Why Get Married | Pew Research
From the New York Times op-ed section
Ghost Counties - The outer bubble represents the total number of homes, the size of the inner bubble represents the number of vacant homes. The y-axis shows the population size on a logarithmic scale and the x-axis of the bubbles shows the number of vacant homes per population. Furthermore, each bubble is connected with a line to another axis that shows the population/home ratio. The exact numbers for the selected county are shown on the top right. by Jan Willem Tulp
Visual History of Nobel Prizes and Nobel Laureates by Giorgia Lupi via Maria Popova