World Internet Stats

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

The U.S. is among the most wired countries in the world, with three out of every four Americans having access to the Internet, according to these stats. Only Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom have higher rates of Internet use. 

This charts shows the top 25 most populous countries in the world, and plots the percentage of Internet users on the x axis (bottom), and the population of total Internet users on the y axis (left).

The U.S. is the orange dot. Notice that China, which has about 450 million users, still lags behind other counties in penetration rate. It’s the large dot at the top middle. So does India, the larger dot at the bottom left. (See an interactive version): 

Here’s the view as a map (see an interactive version): 

BTW: Iceland has the highest Internet penetration (98 percent). East Timor has the lowest rate (.2 percent). 

Source: Internet World Stats | Download data

U.S. Naturalizations by Country

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

The Department of Homeland Security now posts records detailing how many people become U.S. citizens each year, and from which countries. Visualizing this data on a world map is easy, thanks to Google Fusion Tables.

This map shades countries in darker greens based on the number of people who became citizens (excluding Mexico, which accounted for about one in five naturalizations in 2008, the most-recent data available): 

Here’s the view with Mexico:

Data: All Countries | Source: Office of Immigration Statistics

NOTE: These maps normally would be interactive, allowing viewers to mouse over countries and view totals. But that feature is broken.