The Jersey Shore Data Hookup Part 1: Snooki’s Roots by Sydney Beveridge
Born in Chile, adopted at six months and raised in upstate New York by Italian parents, Snooki bloomed at the Jersey Shore last summer and is now taking over South Beach in season two of MTV’s The Jersey Shore.
From the top of her pouf to the bottom of her tanned toes, we know a lot about Nicole Polizzi, AKA Snooki, Snickas, Snooks, Snickers and the Princess of Poughkeepsie. (Even Obama knows about her by now.)
The Washington Post describes her fame, “After the media storm of ‘Jersey Shore’s’ initial season, Snooki has every reason to believe the world revolves around her, which it very well may.”
Social Explorer lets you learn even more about this icon and her world.
For this installment of The Jersey Shore Data Hookup, we’ll use Social Explorer to find out all about her hometown of Marlboro, NY, (population 3,874) through an interactive map.
This map uses one of Social Explorer’s new color schemes called “Pink Panther”–ideal for fashionable mapmakers.
You can also create reports to find out more about where she grew up, such as:
-Just how Italian is Marlboro? 31.1% (nearly seven times the rate nationwide)
-And, how many other Chileans live nearby? 70 in Ulster County (total population 177,749)
Click on the map (or the pouf) to explore more.