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New Dataset: Explore U.S. Environmental Summaries and Land Cover Data on Social Explorer
TUESDAY, JAN 16, 2018

New Dataset: Explore U.S. Environmental Summaries and Land Cover Data on Social Explorer

You can now explore the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) environment data in Social Explorer's reports and maps. NHGIS computed 2001, 2006 and 2011 land cover summaries for counties and census tracts from satellite imagery or aerial photography by assigning each pixel to a type of land cover, such as vegetation, wetlands, water, etc. (Learn more about the data source here.) Data scientists at Social Explorer prepared all the land cover summaries. These dat... more
Reallocating Census Data: How Social Explorer Makes Cross-Decade Comparisons Possible
FRIDAY, DEC 15, 2017

Reallocating Census Data: How Social Explorer Makes Cross-Decade Comparisons Possible

Every ten years, the US Census Bureau undertakes an incredibly difficult, yet immensely important task - counting all the people living in the United States and recording the most essential demographic information such as age, sex, and race.  Looking at change over time for a specific area is a challenge many researchers face today. What makes this task difficult are changes in geographies as well as changes in Census variables, as Census questionnaires and tabulations change fro... more
New American Community Survey Data Now Available (Maps & Reports)
MONDAY, DEC 11, 2017

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (Maps & Reports)

The Census Bureau's newly released five-year American Community Survey (ACS) dataset is now available on SocialExplorer.com. Subscribers can access the new data through our maps and reports. Explore the latest data in over 200 tables on dozens of topics. The ACS is an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide. The data includes variables on income, race, ancestry, health insu... more
New 2017 Election Results Now in Maps
MONDAY, NOV 13, 2017

New 2017 Election Results Now in Maps

Last week's gubernatorial elections took the country by surprise, with two Democratic candidate victories that exceeded most predictions--a nine point win in Virginia (53.9 percent to 44.9 percent) and a 13.3 point win in New Jersey (55.6 percent to 42.3 percent). Find out more about the Virginia and New Jersey contests down to the county level with Social Explorer. The 2017 gubernatorial data are the latest part of our Election Maps collection. All of our elec... more
New 2016 American Community Survey Data and Maps Now Available on SocialExplorer.com
FRIDAY, SEP 15, 2017

New 2016 American Community Survey Data and Maps Now Available on SocialExplorer.com

The newly released data from the 2016 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through our maps and reports. Explore the latest data in 166 tables on dozens of topics or through our interactive customizable maps. The American Community Survey (ACS) is an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide. The data includes variables on inco... more
Explore Historical Census Data on 2010 Geographies
MONDAY, JUL 17, 2017

Explore Historical Census Data on 2010 Geographies

In the last few months, we've been busy working on a dataset that will help our users compare all the historical data gathered over time on the most recent geography. We're proud to announce our latest release: U.S. Decennial Censuses on 2010 Geographies. As of right now, we published 1990 Census data and 1980 Census data on the 2010 geography, and very soon we will release data for other reallocated census years. Read on to find out more about this latest addition and what it means for you. ... more
American Community Survey Supplement: More Detail and More Geos
WEDNESDAY, APR 05, 2017

American Community Survey Supplement: More Detail and More Geos

The American Community Survey (ACS) Supplemental Estimates for 2015 are now available on Social Explorer. This added dataset allows users to get more detail on smaller geographies with the most current numbers from the Census Bureau.  For example, the 2015 ACS offers data for geographies with populations of 65,000 or more, while the 2015 ACS Supplemental Estimates have selected variables available for areas of population with 20,000.  While the 2015 ACS has some... more
Updated and Expanded 2016 Election Results Maps
FRIDAY, FEB 10, 2017

Updated and Expanded 2016 Election Results Maps

We recently added 2016 Senatorial and Gubernatorial results to our Election Maps collection. All of our election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. In addition to winners and voter turnouts, the maps also include voting age population, citizens of voting age population, and competitiveness. We also updated our system with the latest vote counts (including absentee and mail-in ballots) for the most up to date election result information. Learn ... more
Detailed Population Estimates for 2010 to 2015 Now Available
FRIDAY, FEB 03, 2017

Detailed Population Estimates for 2010 to 2015 Now Available

Explore the Census Bureau's Population Estimates for 2010 through 2015 in our reports and maps. These estimates include detailed data on age (by race and gender), births, deaths, migration, and housing units. The data are available at the national, state and county levels. Learn more about the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program here. As a sample, explore this map of the estimated birth rate per 1,000 people for 2011 and 2015. In 2011, the rates span from 9.51... more
More Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available
WEDNESDAY, DEC 28, 2016

More Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available

Ring in the new year with new data! We recently introduced detailed industry data from the 2014 County Business Patterns (CBP) to the site. Now, we have more data available in both our reports and maps. The Census Bureau developed the CBP as an annual series to provide economic data by industry. These data include the number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. Much of the data is organized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAIC... more