One of the more ubiquitous formats for "infographics" these days is the U.S.A. Map Comparing Individual States and promoting interstate rivalries. After all, wherever you live in the U.S. of A., you need bragging rights for something, right?
Recently, Business Insider featured "27 Maps That Explain America"
including ones that compared each state's percentage of residents with passports
, most overrepresented job in every state
, percentage of each state's population with a 4-year degree
, number of billionaires in each state
, number of Starbucks locations in each state
, states' stances on climate change (judged by Think Progress)
, fast food consumption
and exercise frequency
(detail in a weird format here
), and cavities per capita
But Business Insider is certainly not the only site 'mapping the states'...
The "Vizual Statistix" tumblr has a lot of interesting graphs, charts and maps, like: Average Annual Salaries for Full-Time State and Local Government Employees
, Average Color of Each State Flag
, Cattle and Calves Per Capita
and Dedication to Academics and Greek Life at the Largest Four-Year University in Each State
As part of Slate's “Experiments in Multimedia Journalism”, Josh Levin assigned each state one unique sport
(with some fudging to separate major sports into High School, College, Pro, and for Baseball, 'Spring Training').
Related to the billionaires map is this charting of the single wealthiest person in each state
The site for the 'Blowfish' (alleged) hangover cure has maps showing states' favorite beers
, as well as ranking states by per capita drinking
("Vermont has the most breweries per capita" but the fewest hangovers?) and people who admitted calling in sick with a hangover
United Van Lines charted state-by-state inbound/outbound migration of its customers.
Some maps are assembled as simply as Googling the state's name with the word "loves"
(otherwise how would we know that Ohio Loves Pugs?)
And the real estate site Movoto likes to summarize data collected from Facebook likes, from theMost Liked Video Game Consoles
to the Most Liked Breakfast Cereals
(dominated by Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Special K... huh?!?) to the States With the Most State Pride
(Otherwise how would we know Ohio loves Ohio? Well I did say wherever you live in the U.S. of A., you need bragging rights for something).
Among the states maps previously shown on MeFi: Cat States vs Dog States (part of the Cat/Dog Countries comparisons)
, Each state's most distinct favorite band or recording artist
, The most famous books set in each U.S. state
and The animated map of most popular girls' names by state from 1960 to 2012