Tools & Features
The site works entirely on the web and provides many basic GIS and data manipulation functions. An ideal teaching resource that employs an engaging visual approach to demographic information for courses across the social sciences, and trusted by Pearson Publishing as a leader in social science online learning.
Side-by-side Maps
Compare similar data with Side-by-Side maps or compare same data from two separate moments in time. With this powerful tool you can visually see co-relation with certain data for example income with education.
With our new "Swipe" tool you can visually compare change in a given area. Simply click and drag on the middle border and swipe.
With our new "Swipe" tool you can visually compare change in a given area. Simply click and drag on the middle border and swipe.
Tell a Story
Create multi-map presentations with the interactive slideshow tool for in-depth comparisons and story-telling. You may also annotate maps to communicate your ideas.
How it works
Social Explorer provides easy-to-use tools for visual exploration of demographic information, from census and economic data to election and religion data, and more. With these interactive online tools, users can visually explore change over time and understand the patterns behind the raw numbers.
Visualize Demographic Data
Customizable and user-friendly maps, allowing unparalleled exploration of demographic and social change. Create thematic and interactive maps that explore all historical and modern US census data across the centuries. Locate geographies with the address find tool and compare variables across the decades.
Manage your projects
Save projects in your personal MyExplorer gallery for sharing and collaboration. Share your creations by email, Facebook, Twitter, and embedded in websites. Export, save, and print maps and reports for professional-looking reports, presentations, and graphics.
Create reports and charts for easier visualisation of data with our application and use them for business or study. Download data and save them on your computer.
Data Resources
220 years of demographic data, 18,000 maps, hundreds of profile reports, 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables
Time span of data
Access current and historical demographic data with ease. If you need to compare past demographic data with present or just curious how did country develop through time, now its just a click away.
Always Up-to-Date
Stay current with the latest data from the US Census Bureau, which is added to the site as soon as it is released. Browse full source documentation for all reports and maps, as well as the source and computation information for every variable. Replace printed volumes spanning 22 decades of census surveys with easy-to-compare data all in one place and one format.