Social Explorer Data and Analysis on New York Times Front Page by Sydney Beveridge
Today’s front page of the New York Times features maps and stories based on data and analysis from Social Explorer. In the article “Region is Reshaped as Minorities Go to Suburbs,” Sam Roberts explores population shifts to the suburbs and the racial and economic stratification in the cities.
Using the first tract-level data available since the 2000 census, he writes:
Diverse racial, ethnic and immigrant enclaves have proliferated in New York City and especially its suburbs since 2000, but that increase generated only negligible inroads against historic patterns of racial segregation, according to analyses of the new data. Most whites in the metropolitan area and most blacks in the city still live where a majority of their neighbors are of the same race.
The latest figures are the single largest data release in the Census Bureau’s history, providing a look for the first time since 2000 at a variety of characteristics, including income, race, immigration and commuting habits for people in areas as small as just a few square blocks.
A number of searchable, interactive maps using Social Explorer data and expertise accompany the article.
The New York Times also featured an article about immigrant settlement patterns, “Immigrants Make Paths to Suburbia, Not Cities,” and a roundup of poverty, commuting time and other indicators in “Samples of Highs and Lows from Around the Country.”
This project reflects just a small percentage of this latest data release, all of which will be available on Social Explorer by the end of the year.