How COVID-19 has impacted everyday life in America

To examine how life in America has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stacker used data from the Household Pulse Survey, a U.S. Census survey conducted from April to July 2020 that specifically evaluated how the pandemic impacted Americans’ daily life.

States with the most endangered species

To determine the states with the most endangered species, Stacker consulted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species database. States are ranked according to the total number of species (animals and plants) with endangered or threatened classifications that live within their borders.

Rural demographics in every state

While big trends tell one story, no two states are the same when it comes to the demographics of their rural communities. Stacker used data from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and U.S. Census to dig into these data.

How COVID-19 projections compare to leading causes of death in America

In April 2020, COVID-19 became the leading cause of death. To date, this respiratory disease has already caused more deaths in the U.S. per year than all but the top seven leading causes of death; by August, it’s projected that COVID-19 will cause more deaths than every leading cause of death (except heart disease) in a full year.