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WEDNESDAY, SEP 21, 2016

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (2015 One-Year File)

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (2015 One-Year File)
The newly released data from the 2015 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through both our maps and reports.  The American Community Survey (ACS) is an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide. The data includes variables on income, race, ancestry, health insurance, housing, commute time and much more. This latest release... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 20, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Bronx Population Growth in the NY Times

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Bronx Population Growth in the NY Times
The latest Census Bureau figures from the 2015 American Community Survey show record population numbers in New York City. In theNew York Times article "People Fled the Bronx in the 1970s. Now Its Population Is Booming," Sam Roberts explores the change borough by borough, citing data and analysis from Social Explorer and Andrew Beveridge. The borough has rebounded from years of high crime and arson, and residential development is on the rise. Once, the Bronx was burning, now, as... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 13, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: Competitiveness

Social Explorer Election Maps: Competitiveness
Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Leading up to the November election, we are focusing on different election map features. (For an overview, get started with our introductory election maps post.) Explore House of Representatives races by district from 2000 to 2014 with Social Explorer. Looking at the 2000 and 2014 maps side by side, you can see changes in the parties and margin... more
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THURSDAY, SEP 01, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: An Introduction

Social Explorer Election Maps: An Introduction
Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Explore presidential elections from 1912 to today, gubernatorial elections (including off-year elections) from 1990 to today, and congressional elections from 2000 to today. The data are displayed down to the district and county levels. Different display options help Social Explorer users dig deeper. For example, start with a simple map showing... more
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MONDAY, AUG 22, 2016

Social Explorer Featured in NY Times Article on Segregation of Affluent Black Families

Social Explorer Featured in NY Times Article on Segregation of Affluent Black Families
A new in depth New York Times article on housing segregation in Wisconsin features charts and maps based on Social Explorer data. In "Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation," reporters John Eligon and Robert Gebeloff explore why well-off black families end up living in poorer areas than white families with similar or even lower incomes. It is a national phenomenon challenging the popular assumption that segregation is more about class than about race, that when... more
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FRIDAY, JUL 08, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Westchester Housing Discrimination

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Westchester Housing Discrimination
Read the latest on the Westchester County affordable housing battle in the New York Times article "Dispute as Westchester Housing Pact Nears End: Did the County Honor It?" A 2009 consent decree ordered the county to add 750 units of affordable housing, and now seven years later whether or not that mandate has been fulfilled is before the court. The case includes a report by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Report on Zoning of Westchester Municipalities and the Perpetuation of ... more
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SUNDAY, JUN 19, 2016

Discover Immigration Trends with Social Explorer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Discover Immigration Trends with Social Explorer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Social Explorer created custom data maps to tell the story of America's immigrant heritage for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival On the Move: Migration and Immigration Today. Visit our banner display to trace immigrant journeys across the nation and through time. Social Explorer, Inc. is a small business specializing in data visualization and information design. First conceived in 1999, Social Explorer breaks down the barriers to large-scale data analysis and demographic mapping. ... more
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TUESDAY, JUN 14, 2016

Social Explorer Map in NY Times Article on School Segregation

Social Explorer Map in NY Times Article on School Segregation
In the article "Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City," New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones details her local school zone controversy and the complicated history of segregated schools in America. Decades after Brown vs. Board of Education declared that "separate but equal" was illegal, kids and parents still contend with tensions around who is welcome at which school. The story features a map based on data from Social Explorer showing the s... more
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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

Social Explorer in NY Times article on Murder in Chicago

Social Explorer in NY Times article on Murder in Chicago
While murder rates in Los Angeles and New York continue to decline each year, Chicago's has increased by 62 percent. In The New York Times feature “Chicago’s Murder Problem,” Ford Fessenden and Haeyoun Park investigate the issues from homicide rates to gun violence to gang activity to segregation. They visualize their findings in maps and charts that include demographic and crime data from Social Explorer. There was a time when it looked as if Chicago... more
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016

Social Explorer at the Webbys!

Social Explorer at the Webbys!
Social Explorer won Best Law Website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards for our project Threat to Representation of Children and Non-Citizens, a report with interactive maps showing the potential impact of the Supreme Court case Evenwel v. Abbott on redistricting. On Monday night, we celebrated at the star- and meme-studded Webby Awards​ ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in the company of such online innovators as Kim Kardashian ("Break the Internet Award"), The Onion ("Lif... more
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