WEDNESDAY, MAR 02, 2011
According to the latest census numbers, things really are bigger in Texas. Specifically, the state experienced the nation's greatest population growth over the past decade.
In the New York Times article, "Population 'Tipping Point' in Texas, as Hispanics Get Closer to Parity with Whites," James McKinley Jr. explores the increase, the demographics behind it and the implications for redistricting. Graphics featuring Census and Social Explorer data accompany the article.
A phenomenal surge ...
SUNDAY, FEB 27, 2011
As the Academy Awards judges total up the votes for tonight's awards ceremony, Social Explorer is tallying up Oscar night demographics.
True Grit brought movie viewers into the Coen brothers' adaptation of Charles Portis' tale from the American countryside. With Social Explorer, you can venture deeper into 1870s Arkansas data.
Arkansas Map 1870
In True Grit, the story's central Ross family hail from Yell County, AK a county west of Little Rock. In 1870, the county had 8,048 residents an...
THURSDAY, FEB 24, 2011
New Yorkers and Knicks fans are celebrating the arrival of basketball phenom Carmelo Anthony. For Anthony, it’s also a Brooklyn homecoming. While some look at his debut game stats, Social Explorer is looking to score some data points.
Since Anthony was born in 1984, we'll focus on the 1980 census data. Locating his Brooklyn block using the find tool, we can create reports to learn more about his neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Anthony grew up in the Red Hook housing projects—one of ...
MONDAY, FEB 21, 2011
The controversy over union benefits in Wisconsin has brought great attention to the public service sector there and across the nation. Social Explorer can help you learn about the different sectors of the workforce and how they have changed over time.
The Census tracks data on employment, including sector (such as private, public, self-employed, nonprofit and unpaid home workers). Using Social Explorer we can track public sector workers in Wisconsin and nationwide.
A 2005-09 American Com...
SUNDAY, FEB 13, 2011
If you're looking for a Valentine, let Social Explorer help you map your way to love. Cupid crunches the numbers to make the most of his arrows, and you should too.
You can look up nationwide information on the 55.6 million available men and 63.5 million available women, or take a lesson from "The Situation," and analyze the ratio of single women to single men to plan your next night out.
You can use tables like the 2005-09 American Community Survey's "Sex By Marital Status By Age For The...
FRIDAY, FEB 04, 2011
This Sunday, the Green Bay Packers face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
As fans enjoy nachos, cheers and cheese hats for the big dance, Social Explorer is prepping game day demographic data. Instead of the NFL, we're the NDL (National Data League), and we're bringing you AFC fans American Football Calculations.
To predict how this first-time Super Bowl matchup might do, let's take a look at the teams' home cities in 2009. Since the teams both won in the late 1990...
FRIDAY, FEB 04, 2011
As the Census Bureau releases the state-by-state 2010 data over the next few weeks, the New York Times will be relying on Social Explorer data and expertise to help tell the stories of the numbers.
Today, the New York Times covered the scope of population shifts after the devastating 2005 hurricane in "Smaller New Orleans After Katrina, Census Shows." The Times cited Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in its findings that:
The city has roughly 24,000 fewer white residents than it did...
MONDAY, JAN 31, 2011
The New York Times explores interracial marriage trends in Susan Saulny's article "Black? White? Asian? More Young Americans Choose All of the Above." An array of illustrative graphics feature Social Explorer data on interracial marriage rates across different racial and ethnic groups.
Nearly 9 percent of all marriages in the United States in 2009 were interracial or interethnic, more than double the percentage in 1980. The rates of intermarriage vary widely depending on gender, race or ethn...
THURSDAY, JAN 27, 2011
This past weekend, Social Explorer attended the National Conference of States Legislatures (NCSL) Redistricting Seminar in DC. The two and a half day event brought together legislators, lawyers and redistricting enthusiasts of all kinds to participate in panel discussions and hands-on exercises.
As Nathan Gonzalez wrote in Roll Call, "Some of the most powerful people you’ve never heard of are coming to the Washington, D.C., area this week, and their legacy will last at least a decade...The N...
WEDNESDAY, JAN 19, 2011
A new article on Remapping Debate examines persistent racial segregation in the US. The story "Mapping and analysis of new data documents still-segregated America," explores the realities of racial segregation in neighborhoods across the nation. Working with tools provided by Social Explorer, Remapping Debate released interactive maps that can zoom down to the Census Block Group level anywhere in the US, showing the high concentration of segregated neighborhoods.
Social Explorer segregation m...