MONDAY, APR 30, 2012
Twenty years after the Rodney King beating and Los Angeles riots, the city demographics have changed significantly. In the New York Times article "In Years Since the Riots, a Changed Complexion in South Central," Jennifer Medina examines this shift. The article and accompanying maps include Social Explorer data.
When racially charged riots blazed here two decades ago, South Central became a national symbol of rage in a poor black neighborhood.
But the population of the area has chang...
MONDAY, APR 30, 2012
In the New York Times article "One Hundred Years of Staying Put," Benjamin Weiser and Noah Rosenberg tell the tale of Lillian Jacobs, a woman who has lived on the same Upper East Side block for over 100 years. The story cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on the topics of demographics and longtime locals:
Ms. Jacobs is already a demographic rarity: she was one of 2,126 city residents 100 and over recorded in the 2010 census. But even though very few New Yorkers can claim a century spent...
MONDAY, APR 16, 2012
In the New York Times article "For Most, Choice of Stay-at-Home Motherhood Is Far From a Luxury." Susan Saulny examines the realities of balancing motherhood and career in today's economy and work world. With a debate over Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comment on Ann Romney's choice to not work swirling in the news, Saulny discusses the actual demographic profile of stay-at-home mothers. She cites census data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge:
SUNDAY, APR 08, 2012
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On this Passover and Easter weekend, football enthusiasts may be celebrating another holiday--the arrival of Tim Tebow. In her Newsday op-ed "Tim Tebow in the secular city," Hofstra religion Professor Julie Byrne explains that prayerful Tebow might fit right into his new town.
Tebow and the Jets -- how's that going to fly?
When it became public that Denver ...
THURSDAY, APR 05, 2012
In the New York Times article, "Population Growth in New York City Is Outpacing 2010 Census, 2011 Estimates Show," Sam Roberts examines recent demographic trends in the city. For New York, population growth levels almost match those from 20 years ago--the 1990s are back.
New York City gained nearly 70,000 residents in the 15 months ended July 1, 2011, almost matching the growth of the 1990s, when an influx of foreigners set annual records, according to census estimates released on Wednesday....
WEDNESDAY, APR 04, 2012
For the latest on a contested primary election in New York City's upper Manhattan congressional district, check out the Capital New York article, "Adriano Espaillat, Charlie Rangel, and the coalition-fracturing primary neither of them wanted." The story details the demographics of the district and the impact of the new district lines on the communities and candidates. It also cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge as Mr. CVAP.
The Hispanic community in the new district contains a sizable ...
SUNDAY, MAR 11, 2012
The once-a-decade redistricting process is heating up in New York as deadlines approach and the legislature, governor, advocacy groups, public and the federal courts become more involved. There was a court hearing on Monday on what map looked like.
On Monday, magistrate judge Roanne Mann held a public hearing. Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge testified on behalf of the Center for Law and Social Justice and Newman Ferrara LLP. Based on decades of demographic experience, including work as ...
SATURDAY, FEB 18, 2012
In his latest op-ed "Santorum’s Gospel of Inequality," New York Times columnist Charles Blow takes on the presidential candidate's public comments about how income inequality is good for society.
Blow writes that "for Santorum to champion income inequality in Detroit, of all places, is still incredibly tone-deaf." He cites data from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in his discussion.
Detroit has the highest poverty rate of any big city in America, according to data provided by Andre...
WEDNESDAY, FEB 15, 2012
In New York City, a large number of first generation children from wealthy families are going to public schools, even though their parents could afford private school. In the New York Times article "Affluent, Born Abroad and Choosing New York’s Public Schools," Kirk Semple examines the trend in school choice among foreign-born parents. The article features census data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Susan Weber-Stoger.
In New York, the affluent typically send th...
SUNDAY, FEB 05, 2012
In today's New York Times, sociologist Eric Klinenberg writes about the major demographic shift he examines in his new book Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. Census data show that more than 32 million Americans live alone today. The article features graphics based on analysis by Social Explorer's Susan Weber and Andrew Beveridge, from historical and current census data. Klinenberg investigates this trend across different genders, ages, races, incomes and...