If you take a look at The Centennial State on any map, you see a perfect rectangle in most cases. But the truth is quite far from that.
Today, we have a map and a visualization about housing costs across the United States. We were inspired by this post on HowMuch.net which displays the salary you need to afford the average home in your state. That map was pretty great, but we felt like the difference within certain states could be enormous. For example the difference between Upstate New York and New York City. That’s why we decided to make a map focusing only on metropolitan areas.
Today, we have a #dataviz showing all the tornadoes in the contiguous United States from 2000 until 2015. As you can see, most tornadoes form in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. But not all! The main takeaway from this map is that tornadoes can form pretty much everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains.
The Number of Top 500 Universities Per 1 million Residents in the United States: