THURSDAY, JUN 26, 2014

New "Census Explorer: Estimate Edition" Launches


Today, the Census Bureau and Social Explorer announce the launch of Census Explorer: Estimate Edition.  This latest version of the our collaboration with the Census Bureau enables users to explore the latest population estimates for states and counties by age, race, and Hispanic origin.  (Prior editions of Census Explorer showcased American Community Survey data, transportation trends, and retail business.  Click here to visit all the Census Explorer versions.) ... more
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THURSDAY, JUN 26, 2014

World Cup Highlights: German Fans Then and Now


Today in the World Cup, USA and Germany play in the match that will determine which Group G teams advance to the next round.  While you tally up your, Social Explorer examined where people from Germany lived in the US during the first World Cup in 1930, and where they live today (to figure out which neighborhood bars would be most exciting to watch the game), using Census and American Community Survey data.   German has always been one of the largest ancestry group... more
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WEDNESDAY, JUN 18, 2014

World Cup Data Fever: Team USA's Competitors


As the World Cup begins, team USA surprised many with a victory over team Ghana.  While coaches and commentators size up the teams, soccer/data fans can size up each other.   Using Social Explorer's American Community Survey data resources and mapping tools, you can find out where people from the ancestry groups of the different teams live in the US.  For this round of World Cup fever, we are focusing on the teams in Group G (Ghana, Germany, and Portu... more
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FRIDAY, JUN 13, 2014

World Cup Celebration (and Consolation) Locations: Brazil vs. Croatia


The first World Cup soccer match led to rejoicing among those favoring the winner, Brazil, and questions about a controversial call and penalty kick among those favoring Croatia.   Following up on Social Explorer's World Cup overview, we'll dig deeper into data on individual team heritage communities in the US.   Using Social Explorer you can find where large numbers of those claiming Brazilian ancestry live (and where celebratory che... more
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FRIDAY, JUN 13, 2014

A Look at Single Dads on Father's Day


To celebrate Father's Day, Social Explorer examined data on families, focusing on the rise of single-father headed households in America.   Explore where single-father families live around the nation and down to the neighborhood level in this map of 2008-12 American Community Survey data:   Comparing Census and American Community Survey data from 1980 to 2012 reveals the changes in family households types.   Between 1980 and 20... more
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WEDNESDAY, JUN 11, 2014

World Cup Data Fever


As the World Cup kicks off with 32 teams competing for the championship, Social Explorer digs into the data field.  While hundreds of millions of soccer ("football") fans watch the tournament over the next month, we will examine the demographics of those living in the US identifying with your favorite (and rival) team nations using detailed data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (2008-12). Find out how many people of each team'... more
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FRIDAY, JUN 06, 2014

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks About Middle Class Housing on Aljazeera America


Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village is Manhattan’s largest apartment complex, home to 25,000 residents. The development could be going up for sale again soon, and tenants are concerned about what this could mean for their rents. Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge recently appeared on Aljazeera America TV's Real Money with Ali Velshi to talk about the potential impact of the sale and the history of middle income housing from WWII to the present. Beveridg... more
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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

Census Explorer Retail Edition: Learn About American Business with Our Latest Census Bureau Collaboration


Today, the Census Bureau and Social Explorer announce the launch of Census Explorer: Retail Edition. This latest version of the Census Bureau's interactive map gives users easier access to neighborhood statistics and shows the geographic concentration of electronic shopping and mail-order houses. You can also share and embed the maps you create. (Prior editions of Census Explorer showcased American Community Survey data and transportation trends.) Drawn from the 2007 and ... more
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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks about Chinese Immigration to Queens on NY1


Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge talks about Chinese immigration in a recent NY1 TV story.   Time Warner Cable login necessary to view video clip. The story examines the growth of the Chinese community in Flushing, Queens, now larger than Manhattan's famous Chinatown. "This has become, and is well known as, a place you go if you're Chinese and you're living in Hong Kong, Singapore, Mainland China or Taiwan," said ... more
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THURSDAY, MAY 08, 2014

Census Explorer Commuting Edition: Learn How Americans Travel with Our Latest Census Bureau Collaboration


Today, the Census Bureau released detailed findings on how Americans get to work and launched a new interactive tool developed by Social Explorer to let users visualize these trends and changes.   The new commuting edition of the interactive map Census Explorer gives Web visitors easy click-and-zoom access to commuting statistics for every neighborhood in the U.S. It also shows how commuting has changed since 1990 at the neighborhood, county and state level —... more
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