Tag Archives: statistics

New Comparison From Nate Silver

Details.

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Mortgage Math

(Via Andrew Sullivan.)

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GOP Statistics

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Hunger Games Sets Box Office Record

With an estimated take of $155M, Hunger Games is the only non-sequel to place in the top ten greatest opening weekends ever.

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More Mildly Interesting Trivia

75% of JMG traffic is domestic. Canada is next with 6%, then the UK with 3%. After that, it’s all 1% and fractions thereof. And let’s wave hello to our lone daily readers from Lesotho, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan!

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How Many People Can Fit In NYC?

The New York Times looks at shrinking densities: As crowded as the city feels at times, the present-day Manhattan population, 1.6 million, is nowhere near what it once was. In 1910, a staggering 2.3 million people crowded the borough, mostly in tenement buildings. It was a time before zoning, when roughly 90,000 windowless rooms were available for rent, and a ...

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Worldwide Income Distribution

National Geographic has a huge interactive version.

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Fastest Growing Big Cities

The U.S. Census has ranked the fastest growing cities whose metro populations exceed one million. My exploding hometown of Orlando ranks at sixth fastest-growing with 2.1M residents. When my family moved there in 1971, the population was around 60,000. The day after we arrived, Walt Disney World opened.

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8,175,135 Stories In The Naked City

New York City officials are apoplectic about just-released 2010 census data which turned up a quarter-million fewer residents than expected. The new figures will mean many millions less in federal funding for everything from schools to social programs to anti-terrorism measures. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg immediately challenged the bureau’s finding, saying it shortchanged the city by as many as 225,000 ...

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Where People Volunteer

More on volunteerism here.

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The Lusty South

Researchers at Kansas State University have compiled “seven deadly sins” maps of the United States. Based on per capita rates of all STDs, here’s “Lust.”

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