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THURSDAY, AUG 27, 2015

NY Times Features Social Explorer Map Data

NY Times Features Social Explorer Map Data
The New York Times investigates New Orleans communities, housing, businesses, schools and more in "Ten Years After Katrina." The multimedia piece also features maps based on data from Social Explorer. Selections from the article by Campbell Robertson and Richard Fausset are below: It is a wonder that any of it is here at all: The scattered faithful gathering into Beulah Land Baptist Church on a Sunday morning in the Lower Ninth Ward. The men on s... more
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SATURDAY, AUG 22, 2015

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at the American Sociological Association Conference

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at the American Sociological Association Conference
Meet Social Explorer's president and co-founder Andrew Beveridge at the American Sociological Association's annual conference in Chicago this weekend. He'll be presenting a poster on Social Explorer, Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.  More on the conference here. more
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THURSDAY, AUG 20, 2015

New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina
Ten years ago starting on August 23rd, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast for days. In 2011, The New York Times cited Social Explorer data and analysis in its coverage of the recovery. A new New York Times article on Katrina's uneven recovery features maps using Social Explorer data. We check in again to see how demographics have changed in New Orleans from before and after the storm.   more
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WEDNESDAY, AUG 05, 2015

New Levels of Detail: Zip Codes, School Districts, Metros and Congressional Districts

New Levels of Detail: Zip Codes, School Districts, Metros and Congressional Districts
Social Explorer users can already visualize map data by state, county, place, tract and (where available) block group levels. Now, users can explore data by ZCTA5 (zip codes), School Districts (UNSD, SCSD, ELSD), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) and Congressional Districts. Add more context to you maps and presentations with our new geographic layers. To customize any map view, start by clicking on "Show data by.&... more
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TUESDAY, AUG 04, 2015

Social Explorer Maps on TV Tokyo

Social Explorer Maps on TV Tokyo
A recent TV Tokya news story on racial tensions and the South Carolina church shooting used Social Explorer maps to help illustrate demographic change from 1980 to today. Watch the full segment here (Social Explorer maps at 4:18).   more
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SATURDAY, AUG 01, 2015

Social Explorer in the NY Times Sunday Review on Millennials

Social Explorer in the NY Times Sunday Review on Millennials
The much-talked about Millennial generation is full of promise but little profit. In the New York Times article "We're Making Life Too Hard for Millennials," Wall Street executive Steven Rattner writes that "The most educated generation in history is on track to becoming less prosperous, at least financially, than its predecessors."   He goes on to explain the crisis and its causes, including charts and graphs sourced from Social Explore... more
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TUESDAY, JUL 21, 2015

Crossing the Data Pond: United Kingdom Census Now Available on Social Explorer

Crossing the Data Pond: United Kingdom Census Now Available on Social Explorer
Social Explorer is chuffed (British for "pleased") to announce the addition of United Kingdom Census data to our site.  The data come from the UK's Office for National Statistics' 2011 Census and include England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.   Explore variables for population, people and places, health and social care, travel and transport, qualifications and labour market, living arrangements, household composition, and accommodatio... more
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THURSDAY, JUN 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day Data

Happy Father's Day Data
In honor of Father's Day, Social Explorer takes a look at parents and families across the U.S. and over time, with a special focus on single dads. Learn about trends in family types and see how famous TV single dads compare to their neighborhoods. For more on mothers, check out our recent Mother's Day blog post. more
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THURSDAY, JUN 04, 2015

Advice to Graduates: Just one word...Data!

Advice to Graduates: Just one word...Data!
As college graduates venture off into the real world this spring, Social Explorer takes a look at detailed education data. Learn about the breakdown of different college majors with data from the American Community Survey.  more
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TUESDAY, JUN 02, 2015

Irving Berlin's American Journey: A Social Explorer Project

Irving Berlin's American Journey: A Social Explorer Project
Young Irving Berlin arrived in America as a poor Russian immigrant. He went on to create some of the nation's most iconic songs even though he never learned how to read music. His story helps tell the tale of immigrant life in the United States. Follow his journey through maps, charts, videos and lyrics in this Social Explorer project, plus video commentary from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on immigration trends in America.   For more on immigra... more
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