WEDNESDAY, MAR 16, 2011

The Latest 2010 Data Now Available on Social Explorer


How has your state, your county, or your neighborhood changed since 2000?  Social Explorer’s new data from the 2010 Census will help you find out. The Census Bureau has been releasing redistricting data state-by-state from the 2010 census (specifically the PL94-171 file).   The first 42 states (plus Puerto Rico and D.C.) are already available on Social Explorer's map and report tools, and data for the entire nation will be ready over the next few weeks as it is released. Social Explorer's customized reports present an extract of these 2010 data along with the 2000 figures to give users an early side-by-side comparison of changes in population, race, ethnicity, and housing occupancy.

Sample of 2000-2010 Alabama Data from Social Explorer

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These data have been used by the New York Times to display change for several states including Louisiana and New Jersey, Texas, California, and Arizona. You can do similar analyses for your area using Social Explorer.  The full version is available in the Premium edition, and population change is available in the Free edition.  Social Explorer’s Professional Edition is now distributed by Oxford University Press.  You can signup for an institutional trial or subscribe as an individual to access these latest data and all of Social Explorer's features.
by Sydney Beveridge
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