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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
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
American Healthcare
WEDNESDAY, JUL 12, 2017

American Healthcare

As politicians fight over healthcare policy in DC, Social Explorer takes a look at America’s health and voting patterns using different maps and datasets. In addition to our large library of demographic data and maps, Social Explorer also offers specialized surveys including the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and election results. Taking stock of who has health coverage and who does not can help start the conversation about the nation's health. According to ... more
Father's Day by the Numbers
SATURDAY, JUN 17, 2017

Father's Day by the Numbers

The third Sunday of June is reserved for fathers to fire up the barbecue, geek out on puns, and celebrate Father’s Day. According to the United States Census Bureau, there are 72.2 million fathers in the country, so that’s plenty of dad jokes. While Father’s Day became an official holiday in the US in 1972, it’s been celebrated around the world since the Middle Ages, long before it was brought to the US by the Spanish and Portuguese. Here at Social Explore... more
Happy Bike to Work Week!
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017

Happy Bike to Work Week!

May is Bike to Work Month, and we are now rolling through Bike to Work Week. Friday is Bike to Work Day, and soon, we'll have Bike to Work Hour. Biking is heralded as a healthy, environmentally friendly form of transportation, but how many people actually bike to work? and where is it most common? Social Explorer takes a look at the biking to work data. The Census Bureau tracks how people commute, enabling us to look at the bike to work population over the years. The followin... more
Happy National Teachers Week!
MONDAY, MAY 08, 2017

Happy National Teachers Week!

In honor of National Teacher Day, Social Explorer takes a look at educators across the country. Celebrate the teachers in your life by exploring data, maps and analysis. National Teacher Day is part of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th to 13th). Students to Teach More than a quarter of U.S. residents over the age of three are enrolled in school (27.1 percent). According to the 2011-15 American Community Survey, there are 82,528,567 students in America from ... more