FRIDAY, DEC 20, 2013
In just three days, Census Explorer has empowered thousands of users to create millions of data maps. The visualization project opens up data from 1990 to the present through interactive maps developed by Social Explorer. Since the launch on Tuesday, over 55,000 users have created more than 2,200,000 maps. (Try the site for yourself here.)
Census Explorer is built on the same revolutionary technology as Social Explorer, but offers just a...
TUESDAY, DEC 17, 2013
Social Explorer collaborated with the Census Bureau to create Census Explorer, a new visualization project, that launches today in connection with the release of the latest American Community Survey data (the five-year file from 2008 to 2012).
Powered by Social Explorer, Census Explorer opens up data to the public through interactive maps developed by Social Explorer. The site's easy-to-use online tools encourage users to explore demograp...
FRIDAY, DEC 13, 2013
Social Explorer is delighted to announce our new mobile version. Now, you can use Social Explorer's map and data tools on the go with our free app.
It is available at the Google Play Store (for Android phones and devices), and the App Store (for iPad, with an iPhone compatible version coming soon).
Enjoy Social Explorer in the classroom, on the sidewalk, at the coffee shop, and beyond. ...
THURSDAY, DEC 12, 2013
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about demographic trends and Bloomberg's legacy.
In the special edition of the show "Three Questions About Bloomberg," Brian Lehrer asks listeners and experts:
1) Did Bloomberg make you healthier?
2) Did Bloomberg leave you behind?
3) Did Bloomberg secure our future?
Beveridge and Mark Winston Griffith of the Brooklyn Movement...
WEDNESDAY, DEC 04, 2013
Detroit’s booming car industry helped the city ascend, but now the city’s bankruptcy threatens to ruin it. As Detroit grapples with its finances, Social Explorer examines the shifts in population and income over the past 60 years.
Detroit peaked in population size at 1.8 million people in the 1950 census. The city population has been shrinking every decade since, and Detroit is the only city to have topped the million-people mark and then fa...
TUESDAY, NOV 26, 2013
As millions of Americans get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, Social Explorer takes a look at the original hosts of the holiday--Native Americans.
The Census Bureau reports data on the Native American and Alaska Native population as a race category. According to the most recent data from the American Community Survey (ACS):
With 5,226,034, Native Americans and Alaska Natives made up 1.7 percent of the total US population in 2012.
FRIDAY, NOV 22, 2013
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge will be at the Social Science History (SSHA) Conference this weekend. The 38th Annual Meeting takes place in Chicago and explores the theme of "Organizing Powers."
On Sunday, November 24, from 8 to 10 am, he will participate in "From Visualizing to Understanding Historical Change Using GIS Tools on the Web, in Class, and in Museums." Chaired by Ann Knowles of Middlebury College, the panel will also...
TUESDAY, NOV 19, 2013
Today, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about money. Specifically, Beveridge, Lehrer and callers discussed how incomes have changed in New York City from 2007 to 2012, and what might be causing those shifts. Listen to the archive here, and check out highlights from the conversation below.
The segment covered changes in different neighborhoods, and encouraged listeners to explore WNYC's interactive...
FRIDAY, OCT 04, 2013
The current shutdown in Washington is limiting the access that scholars and researchers have to vital materials, including the US Census website.
To that end, Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team will open up access to Social Explorer – the premier US Census demographics website – for the next two weeks. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012.
THURSDAY, SEP 26, 2013
A new Gotham Gazette article by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge looks at the mixed race population in New York City. The mixed race 16-year-old son of Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was the breakout star of this year's elections. Does Dante de Blasio represent a growing demographic of biracial New Yorkers? In the "Uniqueness of Dante de Blasio," Beveridge explores these questions and presents data on New York City and national trends.