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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017

Happy Bike to Work Week!

Happy Bike to Work Week!
May is Bike to Work Month, and we are now rolling through Bike to Work Week. Friday is Bike to Work Day, and soon, we'll have Bike to Work Hour. Biking is heralded as a healthy, environmentally friendly form of transportation, but how many people actually bike to work? and where is it most common? Social Explorer takes a look at the biking to work data. The Census Bureau tracks how people commute, enabling us to look at the bike to work population over the years. The followin... more
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Analyzes Elections at the ACS Data Users Conference

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Analyzes Elections at the ACS Data Users Conference
Social Explorer's co-founder and CEO Andrew Beveridge will be speaking at the soldout American Community Survey Data Users Conference this Thursday in Alexandria, VA. Professor Beveridge and collaborator Professor Shige Song will present Is it Still the Economy Stupid? A Spatial Regression Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election Using the American Community Survey Data and Other Materials. They are featured in the breakout session on Using the ACS for M... more
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MONDAY, MAY 08, 2017

Happy National Teachers Week!

Happy National Teachers Week!
In honor of National Teacher Day, Social Explorer takes a look at educators across the country. Celebrate the teachers in your life by exploring data, maps and analysis. National Teacher Day is part of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th to 13th). Students to Teach More than a quarter of U.S. residents over the age of three are enrolled in school (27.1 percent). According to the 2011-15 American Community Survey, there are 82,528,567 students in America from ... more
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TUESDAY, MAY 02, 2017

World Press Freedom Day Data

World Press Freedom Day Data
For World Press Freedom Day, SocialExplorer.com takes a look at the state of the journalism profession in the U.S. The United Nations declared May 3rd as World Press Freedom Day back in 1993. The day celebrates press freedom, reflects on the global journalism landscape, defend media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.1px Arial} Using detailed occupati... more
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WEDNESDAY, APR 19, 2017

Earth Day Data: Home Heating Fuel Trends

Earth Day Data: Home Heating Fuel Trends
To mark Earth Day, Social Explorer takes a look at trends in home heating fuels. Environmentalists have focused on energy sources and usage for decades, and the changes in fuel types offers some insight into the US's approach to home energy.    Earth Day began in 1970, so we'll compare home heating fuel types from then to the present using data from the 1970 Decennial Census and 2015 five-year American Community Survey. The following chart, built with So... more
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MONDAY, APR 10, 2017

Tax Professionals by the Numbers

Tax Professionals by the Numbers
As we countdown to Tax Day, Social Explorer takes a look at Americans dedicated to working on taxes. Detailed Census Bureau data on occupations offers a glimpse into the world of tax professionals. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Verdana} According to the 2015 five-year ACS, there were 50,499 "Tax Examiners and Collectors and Revenue Agents" and almost the same number of "Tax Preparers" (49,183). C... more
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WEDNESDAY, APR 05, 2017

American Community Survey Supplement: More Detail and More Geos

American Community Survey Supplement: More Detail and More Geos
The American Community Survey (ACS) Supplemental Estimates for 2015 are now available on Social Explorer. This added dataset allows users to get more detail on smaller geographies with the most current numbers from the Census Bureau.  For example, the 2015 ACS offers data for geographies with populations of 65,000 or more, while the 2015 ACS Supplemental Estimates have selected variables available for areas of population with 20,000.  While the 2015 ACS has some... more
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WEDNESDAY, APR 05, 2017

How To: Custom Inflation Adjustments

How To: Custom Inflation Adjustments
When you create your Social Explorer report, you can change the inflation adjustment year. Get started comparing money-related data from different decades in a few easy steps. By default, the dollar figures are adjusted to whatever the survey states. In this example, the 1980 Census data on Median Household Income is in 1979 dollars. Find the "Adjust $ values for inflation to:" to make the adjustment. ‚ÄčThen, click the year you want to adjust the dollar figur... more
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WEDNESDAY, MAR 08, 2017

International Women's Day Then, Now and Abroad

International Women's Day Then, Now and Abroad
International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global celebration of women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements. With a rich history of activism, the first marches were held over 100 years ago. Compare the distribution of the female population in the US from the early days of International Women's Day activities and the present.  Broadening to an international focus, explore the following map of the female population across di... more
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FRIDAY, FEB 10, 2017

Updated and Expanded 2016 Election Results Maps

Updated and Expanded 2016 Election Results Maps
We recently added 2016 Senatorial and Gubernatorial results to our Election Maps collection. All of our election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. In addition to winners and voter turnouts, the maps also include voting age population, citizens of voting age population, and competitiveness. We also updated our system with the latest vote counts (including absentee and mail-in ballots) for the most up to date election result information. Learn ... more
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