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WEDNESDAY, DEC 28, 2016

More Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available

More Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available
Ring in the new year with new data! We recently introduced detailed industry data from the 2014 County Business Patterns (CBP) to the site. Now, we have more data available in both our reports and maps. The Census Bureau developed the CBP as an annual series to provide economic data by industry. These data include the number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. Much of the data is organized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAIC... more
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THURSDAY, DEC 22, 2016

Adding Map Annotations: Beta Test SocialExplorer.com's New Geocoder

Adding Map Annotations: Beta Test SocialExplorer.com's New Geocoder
Social Explorer is developing new ways for users to upload their own data. While we are refining these features, we want to let you test our new Geocoder (Beta). This lightweight tool allows you to upload a list of addresses and turn them into annotation points on our maps. (Just like our regular annotations, but in bulk.) Get started with the Geocoder by navigating to the map menu on the right corner (see blue arrow). And then click on the Geocoder from the list of o... more
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TUESDAY, DEC 20, 2016

Behind the Scenes of Santa's Data Workshop

Behind the Scenes of Santa's Data Workshop
Tis the season...for data. While Santa’s workshop is best known for toy production, the Demographic Research Department works year round to forecast toy demand, plan optimal sleigh routes and more. The North Pole office subscribes to Social Explorer to study population distributions and trends. Santa's demographics team, led by Mrs. Claus, tracks the kid population across the US and through the decades. To get a rough idea of the overall American Santa audience, the ... more
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MONDAY, DEC 12, 2016

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (Maps & Reports)

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (Maps & Reports)
The newly released data from the 2011-15 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through our maps and reports. The American Community Survey (ACS) is an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide. The data includes variables on income, race, ancestry, health insurance, housing, commute time and much more. This latest release of the ... more
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WEDNESDAY, NOV 23, 2016

Counting Native Americans: Census Terminology, History and Controversy (plus Cher)

Counting Native Americans: Census Terminology, History and Controversy (plus Cher)
Enjoy the holiday and a reprise of our 2010 blog post. On Thanksgiving, Social Explorer is taking a look at the site of the first famous feast—Plymouth County, MA.  Here, as legend has it, pilgrims from England and local Wampanoag tribe first dined together in 1621. In the earlier days of the census up through the 1970s, the government used the terminology of the day to refer to Native Americans, which often included the now derogatory terms “Civilized Indians," ... more
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FRIDAY, NOV 18, 2016

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York's new exhibit New York at Its Core includes maps based on Social Explorer data. Watch the city demographics change over the decades in the video displays.   The Museum of the City of New York Presents: New York at Its Core What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world. ... more
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MONDAY, NOV 14, 2016

2012 vs. 2016 Election Maps: Closeup on the Midwest

2012 vs. 2016 Election Maps: Closeup on the Midwest
The 2016 Presidential Election result maps are now available on Social Explorer. These and our other election data maps come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. A closer look at the Midwest election results reveals how different counties voted in 2012 and 2016, as shown in the following pair of maps. While places like Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago stayed firmly blue both elections, neighboring areas like Racine, Columbia and Kenosha counties ch... more
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FRIDAY, NOV 11, 2016

2016 Election Results Now Available on Social Explorer

2016 Election Results Now Available on Social Explorer
Social Explorer Announces Release of 2016 Presidential Election Maps The 2016 Presidential Election results are now available in Social Explorer's maps. These and our other election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. In addition to winners and voter turnouts, the maps also include voting age population, citizens of voting age population, and competitiveness. Absentee and mail-in ballots in several states are still being counted. The overall vote c... more
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THURSDAY, NOV 10, 2016

2015 Detailed Population Estimates Now Available

2015 Detailed Population Estimates Now Available
Explore the Census Bureau's 2015 Population Estimates in our reports. These estimates include detailed data on age (by race and gender), births, deaths, migration, and housing units. The data are available at the national, state and county levels. For example, the estimates show that 3,985,924 babies were born in the US last year, which is equilvalent to 12.5 per 1,000 population. Of New York City's five boroughs, Brooklyn has the highest rate of births (15.87 per 1,000 popula... more
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FRIDAY, NOV 04, 2016

NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis

NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis
As the nation has become more polarized along party lines over the past few elections, The New York Times examines the different traits of Republican and Democratic counties and communities. The article, maps and graphis in "How Large is the Divide Between Red and Blue America?" by Gregor Aisch, Adam Pearce and Karen Yourish include data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Susan Weber-Stoger. In 1992, 38 percent of voters lived in "landslide cou... more
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