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TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
Census 2020 Data LIVE on Social Explorer

We are extremely excited and proud to announce that the United States Census 2020 is live on Social Explorer. Conducted every ten years since 1790, the decennial censu...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
What Makes Social Explorer’s Census Data Unique?

Social Explorer is the only data provider that quickly and easily allows you to compare results of the 2010 Census to the latest version — even down to the block...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
What is Unique About the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census was the first Census that allowed people to provide their data online or by telephone. It was only the 12th Census to be conducted during a presidentia...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
What Issues May Arise From the Data?

Problems associated with differential privacy, or the shifting of certain groups of people from one geography to the next in the name of security, stands to create an ...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
What Geographies are Available for the 2020 Census Dataset?

The Census is broken down into several dozen geographical units, ranging from the esoteric (Traffic Analysis Zones and Urban Growth Areas) to the standard (States, Cou...

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What Was Not Included in the Data and Why?

Contrary to fever dreams among right-wing politicians, the Census does not ask about the following: Religious preference Political affiliation Gun ownership Citizenshi...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
What is Included in the Data and Why?

The basic purpose of the Census is to count the population within each state, so that congressional seats can be proportional. In a representative democracy, states wi...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
How is the Census Used?

The Census has three primary purposes: It is used as the basis to create voting district boundaries that comply with federal laws requiring equal representation for al...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
How Does the 2020 Decennial Census Differ from Previously Conducted Censuses?

The 2020 Census represents an evolution of the decennial headcount in some ways; in others, it’s a devolution. It asks the same questions as the previous Census ...

TUESDAY, OCT 05, 2021
What Data Does the 2020 Census Cover?

The 2020 Census covers a surprisingly large number of issues with very few (7) questions: Number of people living in a household Relationship among people living in a ...

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