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FRIDAY, JUN 17, 2022
Looking to Vacation Locally? Find Where the Most Vacation Homes are Located Across the U.S.

More than 90 percent of vacant housing units in almost 40 U.S. counties are vacation homes, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2016-20 American Community Surve...

FRIDAY, JUN 17, 2022
With Soaring Gasoline Prices, Long Commutes to Work are Looking even Worse

As the average price of gasoline tops $5 per gallon, some Americans have it worse than others – especially workers living in remote, rural communities who have t...

FRIDAY, JUN 17, 2022
Same Sex Marriages in the U.S., 2020

The percentage of same-sex married couples, who make up about 0.5 percent of all married households, grew almost 10 percent between 2019 and 2020, according to a Socia...

THURSDAY, JUN 16, 2022
Years of Potential Life Lost, 2020

Nine of the 10 counties with the greatest loss of potential life lie within areas with high concentrations of Native Americans, according to a Social Explorer analysis...

THURSDAY, JUN 16, 2022
U.S. Foreign Born Population, 2020

Miami-Dade County, Fla., remains the only U.S. county where a majority of residents were born overseas, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2016-20 American Com...

TUESDAY, JUN 14, 2022
Single Parent Households Across the U.S.

As the nation prepares to celebrate its newest federal holiday – Juneteenth, the date in 1865 on which Texas slaves learned they were free – the legacy of ...

MONDAY, JUN 13, 2022
Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge Looks at the Historical Patterns of Opinions Regarding Abortion Rights in the U.S.

With the recent news that the U.S Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade, essentially stripping the rights of women to freely choose to terminate a pregnancy, protests...

MONDAY, JUN 13, 2022
Housing Units Without a Mortgage, 2020

It’s one of the biggest parts of the American Dream: Not just owning your own home, but having a paid-off mortgage. It’s a reality for a surprisingly large...

WEDNESDAY, JUN 08, 2022
Social Explorer Case Study: Ypsilanti District Library

Problem: The Ypsilanti District Library wanted to examine usage patterns, age, sex and other demographics of the library for planning and development. The library soug...

TUESDAY, JUN 07, 2022
In Today’s Housing Market, Alternative Living is Looking like a Good Option

Housing prices being what they are, it might come as a surprise that the number of Americans living in boats, RVs, or vans has remained relatively constant over the la...

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