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Here’s how much police officers make in every state

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.

These 2 maps show where America’s LGBT families are thriving

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.

This is how we ranked the economies of the 50 states and DC

Here's where we got our data from, and how we combined it to make an overall snapshot of economic health.

This map shows the highest-paying job in every state (we should’ve been doctors)

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.

Here are the most and least dangerous states to work, from Alaska to Rhode Island

Some states have particularly high concentrations of dangerous jobs, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This map shows the happiest states in the US — and the ones that are struggling

Happiness and living the good life are a cornerstone of the American Dream. This map shows where the pursuit of happiness is strongest.

This map shows the most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish

According to Business Insider tabulations of individual-level census data, German, French, and Vietnamese are common in several states.

From Greyhound to school buses, this map shows how much bus drivers make in every US state

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.
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Here are the US states that could be hit hardest by the ‘tech cold war’

To get a sense of how a trade war could affect various states' economies, we took a look at Census data on how much trade each state has with China.