THURSDAY, SEP 18, 2014

New Census Data on Manhattan's Growing Wealth Gap: Social Explorer in the NY Times


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... more
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THURSDAY, SEP 11, 2014

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Analyzes Police Data for NY Times on Ferguson


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... more
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THURSDAY, SEP 04, 2014

Back to School with the New Social Explorer


Try the New Social Explorer!  The latest version of Social Explorer includes a powerful storytelling tool, side-by-side mapping, custom annotations, and more.  Get started here, or tour our new features here.  You can also find out more in our help section.     A sample from the new Social Explorer showing the new dashboard, double map, satellite view, and mouseover. Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to cur... more
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TUESDAY, AUG 19, 2014

Social Explorer at the American Sociological Association Conference


This past weekend, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  The theme was Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals.   Beveridge presided over the session "Public Sociology," focusing on developments in the field.  He and fellow New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future editor participated in the "Hard Times in a Regional Persp... more
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SATURDAY, JUL 12, 2014

World (Data) Cup Finals


As teams and fans prepare for the final World Cup match of the tournament, Social Explorer takes a look at the ancestry groups of Germany and Argentina.  We use Census and American Community Survey data to look at these top two contending team heritages in the US, today and in prior championship years.   These two teams faced off in the World Cup finals in 1986, when Argentina won and 1990, when Germany won (called the West Germany team at the time).  Rather th... more
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THURSDAY, JUL 03, 2014

July 4th: Happy Birthday to America and Musician Bill Withers


 In addition to Independence Day, July 4th also marks the birthday of soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, best known for his Grammy Award winning songs including “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Just the Two of Us."  To celebrate, Social Explorer takes a look at data from the musician’s birthplace. The youngest of six children, he was born on July 4, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, and raised in nearby Beckley.  (The two towns were bo... more
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THURSDAY, JUL 03, 2014

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on Census Estimate Findings


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... more
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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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THURSDAY, JUN 26, 2014

World Cup Highlights: German Fans Then and Now


Today in the World Cup, USA and Germany play in the match that will determine which Group G teams advance to the next round.  While you tally up your, Social Explorer examined where people from Germany lived in the US during the first World Cup in 1930, and where they live today (to figure out which neighborhood bars would be most exciting to watch the game), using Census and American Community Survey data.   German has always been one of the largest ancestry group... more
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WEDNESDAY, JUN 18, 2014

World Cup Data Fever: Team USA's Competitors


As the World Cup begins, team USA surprised many with a victory over team Ghana.  While coaches and commentators size up the teams, soccer/data fans can size up each other.   Using Social Explorer's American Community Survey data resources and mapping tools, you can find out where people from the ancestry groups of the different teams live in the US.  For this round of World Cup fever, we are focusing on the teams in Group G (Ghana, Germany, and Portu... more
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