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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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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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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THURSDAY, APR 17, 2014

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on the Rise of Big Families

In a city known for being full of singletons and apartment-dwellers, bigger families are on the rise. In the article "The Three-Seat Strollers: The Growing Three-Child Household in Manhattan," Hannah Seligson explores the trend, citing data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. Bucking a national trend (the 2010 census found that America’s population growth is the lowest it has been since the Great Depression... more
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MONDAY, APR 14, 2014

Record Population in Queens County: Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on NY1 TV

The latest Census Burea estimates revealed that New York City is on the rise, especially in Queens County. New York 1 reporter Ruschell Boone spoke with Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge to explain the forces behind this record growth.   The segment explores the borough whose population increased by nearly one percent in just 12 months.   Time Warner Cable login necessary to view video clip. After showing very little growth in the 2010 Ce... more
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Social Explorer Honored for Best Education Website in the 18th Annual Webby Awards

Social Explorer has been honored for Best Education Website in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Hu... more
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TUESDAY, APR 08, 2014

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Explains NYC's Growth on WPIX Television

The latest Census Burea estimates revealed that New York City is on the rise.  Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge appeared on WPIX News with news anchor Kaity Tong to explain the phenomenon and causes. Population in the city increased 2.8 percent over the past three years to 8,405,836--the largest it's ever been.  All the boroughs have increased in size with Brooklyn and Queens in the lead (3.5 percent and 2.9 percent respectively). Beveridge ... more
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FRIDAY, MAR 28, 2014

National Science Foundation Highlights Social Explorer Project

The National Science Foundation, a longtime funder of Social Explorer, highlighted Census Explorer on the foundation's website this week.   The writeup showcases Social Explorer's features and impact, from the initial goal of creating easy-to-use visualization tools to reaching national and international audiences through the classroom and the media.   Starting with the success and reach of Census Explorer, the article traces Social Explorer's develo... more
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