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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
Virginia Elections and Immigration
FRIDAY, NOV 03, 2017

Virginia Elections and Immigration

Leading up to Election Day, explore Social Explorer’s historical election results maps. One hotly contested race is Virginia’s gubernatorial election. Taking place just one year after the presidential election, the race is seen as an indicator of political party power in both the state and the nation. Current Lieutenant Governor, Ralph Northam, is running against former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ed Gillespie. The Virginia constitution limits go... more
Puerto Ricans in the United States
FRIDAY, OCT 06, 2017

Puerto Ricans in the United States

Building on Social Explorer's examination of Puerto Rico demographics, we turn to Puerto Ricans living in the 50 states. In the aftermath of the hurricane's destruction, many are predicting that more Puerto Ricans will leave the island and resettle in the US, probably near friends and relatives already living there. This large migration, potentially bigger than any other in the island's history, will shape both Puerto Rico and the mainland.  Social... more
Puerto Rico's Demography
WEDNESDAY, OCT 04, 2017

Puerto Rico's Demography

After Hurricane Maria's devastation and President Trump's recent visit, Puerto Rico has been in the spotlight. For more context, Social Explorer users can explore Puerto Rico demographics from 2000 to the present in both maps and reports.  According to the newly released 2016 American Community Survey, the island has 3,411,307 residents, making it a bit smaller than the City of Los Angeles (population 3,976,324).  While the US populat... more
Celebrating National Unmarried and Singles Week
MONDAY, SEP 18, 2017

Celebrating National Unmarried and Singles Week

Happy National Unmarried and Singles Week! The celebration originated in Ohio over 30 years ago when the Buckeye Singles Council of Columbus started National Singles Week. As the data show, the proportion of single Americans has grown each decade.  When the week was first instituted in 1980, unmarried and single Americans made up 42.7 percent of the adult population (all single, separated, widowed and divorced Americans over the age of 15, as counted by the Census Burea... 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
Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge in Supreme Court Amicus Brief
WEDNESDAY, SEP 06, 2017

Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge in Supreme Court Amicus Brief

A challenge to a partisan redistricting plan in Wisconsin goes before the Supreme Court this fall in the case of Gill v. Whitford. In the New York Times article “The New Front in the Gerrymandering Wars: Democracy vs. Math,” Emily Bazelon writes of the significance of the case, “The outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision in Gill v. Whitford is likely to shape American politics for years and perhaps decades to come." Social Explorer Co-Founder and... more
Texas in Depth: The Path of Hurricane Harvey
TUESDAY, AUG 29, 2017

Texas in Depth: The Path of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and the rain continues to fall. At least 10 people died and countless homes have flooded. Using Social Explorer’s American Community Survey maps and data, we took a look at the hardest hit areas to find out more about those most affected. Texas Governor Abbott declared a state of emergency in 30 counties, which has since been expanded to 58 counties. The following map highlights the disaster area, which includes 11,083,255 residents&mdas... more
A Closeup on Charlottesville Data
SUNDAY, AUG 20, 2017

A Closeup on Charlottesville Data

This month, Charlottesville, VA, became a center of hatred and chaos. On August 11th, white supremacists rallied with lit torches on the University of Virginia campus. The next morning, a protest against the removal of a statue of Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee turned violent, and then a related hit-and-run killed one person and injured 19 more. Trump condemned “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” while the Attorney General and others... more
Learn About Our Latest Mapping Features
TUESDAY, JUL 18, 2017

Learn About Our Latest Mapping Features

Check out the new features that will help you get even more out of Social Explorer. We began shifting our mapping platform from Flash to HTML5 for a fully responsive, fast and flexible user experience for computers, tablets and mobile. UK Census data is already available in HTML5, and we just publish the USA demography HTML5 map. Read on to find out more about our new HTML5 map tools. Highlight Locations with Our New Masking Tool Our new masking tool lets you focus... more