Ted Mellnik

Washington, D.C.

Database editor

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in Journalism; University of Michigan, Mike Wallace Fellow in Investigative Reporting, 2010-11

Ted Mellnik explores and analyzes data and maps for graphics, stories and interactives. He previously worked at The Charlotte Observer.
Latest from Ted Mellnik

How The Washington Post examines police shootings in the United States

The Washington Post has collected data on every fatal police shooting since 2015, and found that fewer than half are tracked by the FBI

December 5, 2022

How mixed-race neighborhoods quietly became the norm in the U.S.

For the first time in modern U.S. history, most White Americans don't live in predominantly White neighborhoods, according to a Washington Post analysis of 2020 Census data.

November 4, 2022

    How women’s lives were different before Roe v. Wade

    It’s been 49 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade allowed the right to an abortion. Since then, women have transformed their lives.

    June 24, 2022

      Which party controls congressional redistricting in your state

      With potential for gerrymandering and control of the U.S. House at stake, state legislatures and independent commissions are drawing new U.S. House and state legislative boundaries.

      December 8, 2021
      • Analysis

      How Youngkin shifted the vote toward Republicans across Virginia

      Republican Glenn Youngkin won the race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe by keeping margins close in Virginia’s populous large metro areas while also performing well in rural areas.

      November 3, 2021

      ‘We’re talking about a big, powerful phenomenon’: Multiracial Americans drive change

      Multiracial populations increased faster than any single race across the U.S. in the last census, with gains of more than 1 million in several major metro areas.

      October 8, 2021

        America’s demographics are changing. How has your county shifted?

        Racial and ethnic demographic shifts by county, according to the 2020 Census, since 2010.

        August 13, 2021

          How the racial makeup of where you live has changed since 1990

          A Washington Post analysis of newly released tract-level census data reveals the shifting racial composition of neighborhoods nationwide.

          August 13, 2021

          Census data shows Maryland is now the East Coast’s most diverse state, while D.C. is Whiter

          Maryland is now the East Coast’s most diverse state, while D.C.'s white population has grown.

          August 12, 2021

          Census data shows widening diversity; number of White people falls for first time

          The first detailed race and ethnicity breakdown from the 2020 count shows a country that has become more multiracial and more racially and ethnically diverse, especially among those 18 and under.

          August 12, 2021