TUESDAY, NOV 26, 2013

A Look at Native Americans on Thanksgiving Using American Community Survey Data


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. ... more
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FRIDAY, NOV 22, 2013

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at the Social Science History Association Conference


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... more
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TUESDAY, NOV 19, 2013

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Examines NYC Income Changes on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show


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... more
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FRIDAY, OCT 04, 2013

Special Social Explorer Offer During the Government Shutdown


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. For... more
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THURSDAY, SEP 26, 2013

New Gotham Gazette Article: The Uniqueness of Dante DeBlasio


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.  ... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 24, 2013

2012 American Community Survey Data Now Available on Social Explorer


Newly released data from the 2012 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer.  Subscribers can access the new data as maps or reports.   These data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide.   The three-year (2010-12) and five-year (2008-2012) files will be available on our site in late October and mid December ... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 24, 2013

Help Resources for Using Social Explorer


Need help using Social Explorer's tools and resources?  Please visit the Help pages, which are located here.   Learn how to: Create and customize a map Save and share your projects Navigate data and surveys Create and customize a report Make a report from the map dashboard Login for premium access And more We will be adding more topics and tips on the pa... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 10, 2013

New Social Explorer Video: Learn About the Site from Staff and Users


Learn more about Social Explorer's tools, resources, and latest improvements from our staff and users.  Produced by our distributor Oxford University Press, this video showcases the site, featuring interviews with Social Explorer staff, feedback from users, and examples of the site in action.  Social Explorer: The Premier Demographic Online Research Tool from Oxford Academic (OUP) on Vimeo.   Social Explorer: The Premier Demog... more
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FRIDAY, SEP 06, 2013

NY and LA: The Uncertain Future--A Book Event in NYC, Monday, September 9


Warm up for the Primary Election with an Oculus Book Talk on the future of NY and LA at the AIA NY Center for Architecture with speakers including Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future Oculus Book Talk Monday, September 9, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 PM At The Center for Architecture    536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 ... more
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THURSDAY, AUG 29, 2013

Labor Day BBQ and Workforce Trends


As Americans get ready to celebrate Labor Day, Social Explorer takes an in depth look at different groups within the nation’s labor force.  We used the American Community Survey (2007-11) and the Census (1950 and 1990) to examine the changes in the gender and age of the working population. How many Labor Day hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers will be grilled this summer?  If the size of the labor force is a guide, there will be over 150 million.  Of ... more
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