The world's two most populous countries have some economic similarities, but China and India are also diverging in one key area: demographics.
Rural counties across the U.S. are losing residents as large cities and the coasts are growing. This map shows U.S. population change by county.
Cities are heavy hitters in the global economy. Where will the top 10 cities be in 2035—based on GDP, population, and annual growth?
This infographic explores how China’s proposed social credit system will monitor and surveil citizens, and how it'll be used to reward or punish them.
At the start of the 19th century, less than 1% of humanity lived under democratic rule. See how systems of government have changed over the last...
Global fertility has almost halved in the past century. Which countries are most resilient, and which have experienced the most dramatic changes over time?
This two-minute animation shows changes in the last 500 years of historical rankings for the world's 10 most populous cities.
See the world's 100 biggest islands in a side-by-side comparison. Then, we look to see which islands have the highest population densities.
This simple map visualization will change how you think about global population, and how people are distributed throughout the planet.
The world is in the midst of a notable demographic transition. Here's how the world population pyramid will change as we close in on the year...