THURSDAY, DEC 04, 2014
Our latest collaboration with the Census Bureau launches today!
Young Adults: Then and Now looks at socioeconomic characteristics of 18- to 34-year-olds across time, from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Compare the different generations by gender, education, median income, and more. Young people today are more diverse, better educated, more likely to be bilingual. They also have higher rates of poverty and unemployment. (Read more about th...
THURSDAY, OCT 02, 2014
A new radio story on the lack of police diversity features commentary and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. In "Not Just Ferguson, Many NJ Towns Have Mostly White Police," WNYC reporter Sarah Gonzalez examined the gap between residents and their local police.
Police Departments in New Jersey are struggling to hire women and minorities, leaving many towns with a high number of minority residents being policed by mostly white officers.
THURSDAY, SEP 18, 2014
In the New York Times article "Gap Between Manhattan’s Rich and Poor Is Greatest in U.S., Census Finds," Sam Roberts investigates demographic trends with data and analysis from Social Explorer and Andrew Beveridge. Newly released data from the American Community Survey reveal that "Manhattan is becoming an island of extremes."
The mean income of the top 5 percent of households in Manhattan soared 9 percent in 2013 over 2012, giving Manhattan the biggest...
THURSDAY, SEP 11, 2014
The New York Times cites data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in its examination of the lack of diversity in police precincts. In the article "Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle for Racial Diversity," reporter Shaila Dewan explores the demographics and challenges of police precincts in Ferguson, MO, Maple Heights, OH, and beyond. The data show that while the cities are diverse or majority Afri...
THURSDAY, JUL 03, 2014
The New York Times' Sam Roberts explored what the newly released Census Bureau estimates reveal about New York City's changing demographics. He cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the article "Census Estimates Show Another Increase in New York City’s Non-Hispanic White Population."
Starting with a profile of a young white family's decision to stay in New York City, he characterizes their commitment to living in the city over the sub...
THURSDAY, JUN 26, 2014
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.)
WEDNESDAY, JUN 11, 2014
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'...
FRIDAY, JUN 06, 2014
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.
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge talks about Chinese immigration in a recent NY1 TV story.
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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 ...
THURSDAY, MAY 08, 2014
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 —...