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Irish ancestry is most common in the Northeast, while Mexican and Mexican-American ancestry dominates in the states that share a border with Mexico.
Police officers put their lives on the line every day as part of their jobs. We took a look at how much they're paid across the US.
Western and Northeastern states have higher shares of LGBT adults. Same-sex couples in the South and Mountain West are more likely to be raising kids.
Here's where we got our data from, and how we combined it to make an overall snapshot of economic health.
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the highest-paying job in every state and DC. Medical professionals once again top the list.
Some states have particularly high concentrations of dangerous jobs, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Happiness and living the good life are a cornerstone of the American Dream. This map shows where the pursuit of happiness is strongest.
According to Business Insider tabulations of individual-level census data, German, French, and Vietnamese are common in several states.
Bus drivers move huge numbers of Americans to and from their destinations every day, and the job is more lucrative in some states than others.
Illinois just became the first state to legalize marijuana sales through the legislature — here are all the states where marijuana is legal
Marijuana is legal for adults over the age of 21 in 11 states; medical marijuana is legal in 33.