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TUESDAY, DEC 08, 2015

2010-14 Five-Year American Community Survey Data Now Available on Social Explorer

2010-14 Five-Year American Community Survey Data Now Available on Social Explorer
Newly released data from the 2014 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the 2010-14 five-year file with both our map and reporting tools.   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 include variables on income, race, ancestry, health insurance, commute time and much more.  The fi... more
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WEDNESDAY, DEC 02, 2015

Supreme Court Case Threatens Representation of Children and Non-Citizens [Report & Maps]

Supreme Court Case Threatens Representation of Children and Non-Citizens [Report & Maps]
New Report and Interactive Maps Explore Potential Impact of Evenwel v. Abbott on Redistricting Population equality is the main criteria for creating legislative districts in the US, but a proposed change could drastically alter how people are counted and how districts are drawn.  On December 8, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Evenwel v. Abbott, whose plaintiffs argue that legislative districts should be based upon the number of voters or potential voters in each dis... more
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WEDNESDAY, NOV 11, 2015

Social Explorer at the Social Science History Association Conference

Social Explorer at the Social Science History Association Conference
Meet Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Daniel Miller at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, this week. The conference celebrates its 40th year with Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives.  Beveridge and Miller will be particpating in three panels: Thursday, November 12th, 3:15pm - 5:15pm  Publishing and Preserving Historical Geospatial Data (Beveridge: chair/discussant) F... more
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MONDAY, NOV 09, 2015

Veterans Day Data

Veterans Day Data
In honor of Veterans Day, Social Explorer takes a look at service men and women around the nation. As of the most recent detailed American Community Survey (2009-13), nearly one in ten adult civilians was a veteran: 21,263,779 veterans living in the US (nine percent of the adult civilian population). Click to learn more about the shifting veteran population, socioeconomic measures, disabilities, poverty and more: Parade Salute cover image from U.S. Army Flickr, Creati... more
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TUESDAY, NOV 03, 2015

Social Explorer in the NY Times on Affordable Housing in Chelsea

Social Explorer in the NY Times on Affordable Housing in Chelsea
In the recent New York Times article "In Chelsea, A Great Wealth Divide," reporter Mireya Navarro explores the rapid growth and gentrification of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood where public housing developments stand across the street from multi-million dollar homes. The article cites data from Social Explorer in its illustrations. She writes that the area has "undergone a dizzying economic transformation in the past two to three decades, with an influx of wealth ... more
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TUESDAY, OCT 27, 2015

Affordable Housing in NYC: Stuyvesant Town Then and Now

Affordable Housing in NYC: Stuyvesant Town Then and Now
The largest residential housing development in the US has undergone dramatic change since it was first built over sixty years ago. A new purchase will change ownership of the complex and rents for 5,000 of the units will be regulated for 20 years. Social Explorer examines the history of the complex’s residents and what the new shift means for affordable housing in New York City.   more
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TUESDAY, OCT 20, 2015

American Eyes on the Canadian Election

American Eyes on the Canadian Election
Following on Canada's national election and controversial Prime Minister race, Social Explorer takes a look at where Canadians live in America.  According to the 2009-13 American Community Survey, there were 811,109 Canadians living in America, and 707,987 people with Canadian ancestry, plus another 2,061,608 French Canadians.   Back in 1920 at the height of immigration to the US, Canadians were the fifth most common immigrant group behind Germany, Italy, Russi... more
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MONDAY, SEP 28, 2015

Get On Board the 7 Train Data Extension

Get On Board the 7 Train Data Extension
The New York City subway system opened the first new station since the 1980s. Take a ride on the data train to learn about the neighborhood with Social Explorer. more
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WEDNESDAY, SEP 23, 2015

2014 American Community One-Year Survey Data Now Available on Social Explorer

2014 American Community One-Year Survey Data Now Available on Social Explorer
Newly released data from the 2014 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data with both our map and reporting tools.   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, commute time and much more. This latest release in... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 22, 2015

Social Explorer on Generation Z in the NY Times

Social Explorer on Generation Z in the NY Times
Learn all about the next generation in the New York Times article "Move Over Millennials, Here Comes Generation Z." Reporter Alexis Williams investigates the cohort of young people born between the early 1990s and the mid-2000s. Williams cites data and analysis from Social Explorer's Susan Weber-Stoger. In addition to their technology-steeped upbringing, evolving social media habits and current events history, the generation's members also share a uniq... more
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