THURSDAY, DEC 12, 2013

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks About Bloomberg's Legacy on WNYC's the Brian Lehrer Show

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... more
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A Look at Detroit's Rise and Fall

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... more
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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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