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Fastest-Growing Areas For Young Millennials Aren’t Traditional Suspects

Twenty-somethings have flocked to major U.S. urban centers during the last decade, outpacing total population growth in more than 500 metropolitan and micropolitan sta... more

FRIDAY, FEB 14, 2020
Changing Economy Hits Retail Paychecks As Well As Staples of Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

The “retail apocalypse” phrase that describes the woes of brick-and-mortar stores over the past decade isn’t just a reference to the thousands of clo... more

THURSDAY, FEB 13, 2020
Save Map Positions in Social Explorer

Exploring specific areas of interest just became a whole lot easier on Social Explorer with our new  feature, Save Map Position! It’s simple. Once you have ... more

TUESDAY, FEB 04, 2020
Introducing the Layers Selection Tool

Social Explorer offers a variety of geography selection tools for creating reports from maps or masking areas of interest. We’ve now added a brand new tool to ou... more

MONDAY, JAN 27, 2020
English Skills of Spanish-Speaking People Rose Sharply Since 2010

The percentage of Spanish-speaking people in the United States who speak English “less than very well” has fallen sharply over the last decade, according t... more

THURSDAY, JAN 23, 2020
Once Viewed As Easy Cash Source, Second Mortgage Market Collapsed Over Decade

The number of American homeowners who are paying for both a primary and secondary mortgage or home equity loan has fallen by roughly one-half since 2009, according to ... more

TUESDAY, JAN 14, 2020
Number of Disabled Americans Grew At Twice Rate of Total Population Over Last 6 Years

The ranks of disabled Americans climbed by more than 3 million people between 2012 and 2018, a rate of growth that was more than twice as much as the growth in the ove... more

MONDAY, JAN 06, 2020
Income Gap Rose in Four of Five U.S. Metro and Micro Areas During Decade

The gap between rich and poor Americans has risen in more than four of every five U.S. metropolitan and micropolitan areas during the last decade, according to a Socia... more

Economic Recovery Proceeds Unevenly, As Poverty Rates Climb Among Most Cities

Even as overall poverty in the U.S. has fallen during the last decade, more than two-thirds of its cities have registered increases in the number of poor Americans, ac... more

FRIDAY, DEC 06, 2019
Housing Collapse Led to Ownership Decline in 85 Percent of U.S. Places

The percentage of Americans living in their own homes declined in more than 85 percent of U.S. cities between 2009 and 2017, according to a Social Explorer analysis. T... more

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