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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
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 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