MONDAY, MAR 21, 2011
It's springtime and data are in bloom!
Social Explorer has been adding 2010 data as the Census Bureau rolls it out state by state. The following states are already available to our users.
WEDNESDAY, MAR 16, 2011
How has your state, your county, or your neighborhood changed since 2000? Social Explorer’s new data from the 2010 Census will help you find out.
The Census Bureau has been releasing redistricting data state-by-state from the 2010 census (specifically the PL94-171 file). The first 42 states (plus Puerto Rico and D.C.) are already available on Social Explorer's map and report tools, and data for the entire nation will be ready over the next few weeks as it is released.
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TUESDAY, JAN 18, 2011
Social Explorer announces the release of the American Community Survey 2005-2009 (Five-Year File). The American Community Survey (ACS) has replaced the famous Census “Long Form,” and collects data on a variety of important topics, including education, employment, income, citizenship, place of birth, migration, ancestry or ethnic background, health coverage and so much more.
The New York Times and Social Explorer put together a selection of this data for a feature the day it was released, and...
FRIDAY, DEC 31, 2010
On New Years Eve, Social Explorer reflects on a year of 2.9 million maps created by over 100,000 users. Looking to 2011, we resolve to fatten up with new data and tools. Here's the exciting new data diet we're sticking to:
1. The entire release of the American Community Survey 2005-09 (coming early January).
2. A tool that automatically adjusts Cost of Living for any year since 1913, and makes it possible to compare things like income distribution from year to year.
3. Release of th...
THURSDAY, NOV 11, 2010
Social Explorer users now have access to new and detailed religion demographics from infoGROUP's American Church List (ACL) data for 2009. The ACL provides the most complete and accurate database of churches and religious associated businesses with approximately 350,000 houses of worship.
The data includes over 20 groups and 230 denominations, and are viewable by religious tradition or family. The reports offer a detailed breakdown of each religion, such as this table for Jewish congregatio...
WEDNESDAY, OCT 13, 2010
Social Explorer will soon have access to new religion demographics from infoGROUP's American Church List (ACL) data.
Users will be able to examine the data at different levels of detail, and view information about every congregation in the US.
Building on Social Explorer's 1980, 1990 and 2000 religion data, this new data will enable a more thorough and current examination of religion in the US.
THURSDAY, OCT 07, 2010
This week, Social Explorer unveils 2009 data, enabling subscribers to work with the most currently available demographic information.
The data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about 3 million households nationwide. Just one week after the Census Bureau released this data, Social Explorer added them to the site for users to explore.
In concert with the decennial Census, Social Explorer’s 2007 estimate...
TUESDAY, JAN 12, 2010
Social Explorer is a one-stop destination for Census data since 1790, and now interacting with the data is even easier. This week, Social Explorer unveiled a new and improved reporting system for 1940 to 1960 data. This upgrade offers a more flexible interface for users that is more consistent with other decades.
Subscribers can access the 1940 to 1960 data through the maps and the reports tabs. Click here to find out more about subscribing for access to the latest data and all of Soci...
THURSDAY, JAN 07, 2010
Today, Social Explorer unveiled new estimates that let subscribers work with Census tract-level data for the year 2007.
Social Explorer constructed the 2007 tract level estimates using the latest data from the American Community Survey (three-year estimates 2006 to 2008) and the Census 2000 data. We tracked changes that occurred between 2000 and 2007 at various geographic levels including PUMAS, Counties, County Sub-divisions, and Places, and allocated these changes to tracts based upon ...
WEDNESDAY, DEC 02, 2009
At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this month, President Obama will announce the US’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050.
Did you know that you can map pollution using Social Explorer? In addition to 220 years of Census and American Community Survey data, Social Explorer has additional datasets from particular projects, including carbon emissions data.
This data comes from a collaboration with ...