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MONDAY, DEC 21, 2015

Inside Santa's (Data) Workshop

Inside Santa's (Data) Workshop
We all know Santa is making a list and checking it twice, but few have heard that Mrs. Claus, head of the North Pole demographics team, also makes maps and reports using Social Explorer to help plan the holiday season.  Enjoy this peek into how Santa's Data Workshop helps Christmas run so smoothly (updated with the latest available data). Use the "Full Screen" option for the best viewing experience. And for the data fans on your Christmas ... 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, 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 02, 2015

Labor Day Data

Labor Day Data
Every September, Labor Day honors the contributions of American workers. The holiday began in the mid-1880s with local celebrations, and in 1894, the federal government declared it a national holiday. Social Explorer takes a look at America's labor force through history with a special focus on manufacturing. Best wishes for the holiday weekend. more
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THURSDAY, AUG 20, 2015

New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina
Ten years ago starting on August 23rd, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast for days. In 2011, The New York Times cited Social Explorer data and analysis in its coverage of the recovery. A new New York Times article on Katrina's uneven recovery features maps using Social Explorer data. We check in again to see how demographics have changed in New Orleans from before and after the storm.   more
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THURSDAY, JUN 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day Data

Happy Father's Day Data
In honor of Father's Day, Social Explorer takes a look at parents and families across the U.S. and over time, with a special focus on single dads. Learn about trends in family types and see how famous TV single dads compare to their neighborhoods. For more on mothers, check out our recent Mother's Day blog post. more
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THURSDAY, JUN 04, 2015

Advice to Graduates: Just one word...Data!

Advice to Graduates: Just one word...Data!
As college graduates venture off into the real world this spring, Social Explorer takes a look at detailed education data. Learn about the breakdown of different college majors with data from the American Community Survey.  more
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TUESDAY, JUN 02, 2015

Irving Berlin's American Journey: A Social Explorer Project

Irving Berlin's American Journey: A Social Explorer Project
Young Irving Berlin arrived in America as a poor Russian immigrant. He went on to create some of the nation's most iconic songs even though he never learned how to read music. His story helps tell the tale of immigrant life in the United States. Follow his journey through maps, charts, videos and lyrics in this Social Explorer project, plus video commentary from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on immigration trends in America.   For more on immigra... more
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