On Wednesday, April 14th, Sotheby’s Auction House will be selling a copy of the first Census from 1790, signed by then Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.
If you can’t make it to the auction, you can access this and every other census anytime with Social Explorer. Premium subscribers have full access to 1790 maps and reports.
1790 Census Slavery Map
Click here for more information on subscribing to over 200 years of Census data with Social Explorer (at rates far cheaper than the $50,000 to $70,000 Sotheby’s expects the 1790 relic to fetch).
UPDATED: The document sold for $122,500.
U-Haul published a report based on truck rental data that ranked the Bronx as the fastest growing US city. Putting aside the fact that the Bronx is a county (not a “city”), the truck pick-up and drop-off data illuminate only part of the story of where people live and where they are moving.
In the article “U-Haul Declares Bronx America’s Fastest Growing City,” Samuel Fellman analyzes the claim.
Among the measures that the U-Haul study overlooks is the immigrant population, as Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge explains in the Bronx Ink article:
“The growth in the Bronx is immigrants,” Beveridge said. “They didn’t rent a truck from Mexico or Puerto Rico and drive up here,” he said.
“There’s no way the Bronx is going to be a high growth area,” he added. For that, you need new construction. “You can’t grow unless you have places to park people.”
Nationwide truck rental company U-Haul may be an authority on moving and storage, but it is not an expert on demographics. Trust Social Explorer instead.
Tonight, Butler and Duke face off for the NCAA championship. The numbers have been crunched. The brackets have been tallied. But, off the court, what are these teams about?
Butler’s Bulldogs live in Marion County, Indiana. According to the 2000 Census, the university town has 5,317 residents, and the school has a student body of 4,415. In the Butler area, 2,033 people live in the dorms. (The Census keeps track of people living in group quarters, including military quarters, nursing homes, correctional facilities and college dorms.)
Meanwhile, Duke’s Blue Devils live in Durham, NC, and has a student body of 12,770. Two census tracts in the university area with college dorm populations report 4,394 students living in group quarters.
Not only is Duke the favorite, but Durham enjoys higher median incomes, house values and educational achievement levels than Marion County. But, will the underdog Bulldog, triumph? Census data can’t predict that kind of success just yet.
Click here to investigate the NCAA demographics yourself.