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Social Explorer Election Maps: A Closeup on California’s 48th Congressional District
MONDAY, OCT 29, 2018

Social Explorer Election Maps: A Closeup on California’s 48th Congressional District

With the midterm elections fast approaching, the nation speculates on who will end up controlling Congress. We take a closer look at one of the key districts in play using Social Explorer’s election maps and demographic data. Examining California’s 48th congressional district, Republican incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has been in office since 1989, after working as a speechwriter and special assistant to Ronald Reagan. In 2016, Rohrabacher won by 16.6 percentage poin... more
2016 Congressional Election Maps Now Available on Social Explorer
MONDAY, OCT 22, 2018

2016 Congressional Election Maps Now Available on Social Explorer

We added 2016 congressional election results to our Election Maps collection. All of our election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. In addition to winners and voter turnouts, the maps also include voting age population, citizens of voting age population, and competitiveness. As we approach the mid-term elections, learn more about recent and past elections by exploring our election maps. In the following example, we compare Democratic and Repu... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on NYC Families in the NY Times
FRIDAY, OCT 05, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on NYC Families in the NY Times

A New York Times article on the front page of the real estate section exploring where young families in New York City are moving cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on the demographic shifts. In "New York's New Strollervilles," reporter Stefanos Chen looks into the "unassuming neighborhoods, mostly outside of Manhattan, where new and growing families are putting down roots — or at least seeking respite from runaway housing prices in more expens... more
3 Real-Life Ways to Uncover Gentrifying Neighborhoods, Maximize ROI, and Stay Ahead of the Curve!
FRIDAY, OCT 05, 2018

3 Real-Life Ways to Uncover Gentrifying Neighborhoods, Maximize ROI, and Stay Ahead of the Curve!

Gentrification is dramatically changing the urban landscape and bringing a host of new challenges, as well as opportunities to local leaders, business owners, urban planners, and real estate investors across the nation. Some are still quick to dismiss it as just another buzzword thrown around without much thought, yet it is proving to be one of the leading factors of change - whether we’re talking just about business and housing, or entire industries, such as the real estate industry an... more
New 2017 American Community Survey Data & Maps Now Available on SocialExplorer.com
MONDAY, SEP 17, 2018

New 2017 American Community Survey Data & Maps Now Available on SocialExplorer.com

The newly released one-year 2017 American Community Survey is now available on Social Explorer. Fresh from the Census Bureau and now ready for you--subscribers can access this new data through our reports and 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. In over 200 tables on dozens of topics, the survey includes variables o... more
World Cup (Data) Fever 2018
TUESDAY, JUL 10, 2018

World Cup (Data) Fever 2018

As football fans around the globe get ready for the FIFA World Cup semi-final matches, Social Explorer put on its cleats and dug into data related to the four remaining teams. We looked at residents with the same ancestries as the teams to locate top fans who might be cheering the most. Find out more about US residents with ancestry ties to the different teams using American Community Survey Data (2012-16). (We used the modified cutpoints to help make each ancestry category, especially s... more
Introducing Demographic Profiles - Our Latest Demography Tool
TUESDAY, JUN 26, 2018

Introducing Demographic Profiles - Our Latest Demography Tool

At Social Explorer, we spend a lot of time helping our users and making data easy for them. After a while we noticed certain trends and patterns in usage and the variables users looked for the most, such as age, sex, race, income, education, commute to work, house value, and many other. So, we decided to create a new tool that instantly provides you with the most essential data beautifully visualized and presented. We’re excited to announce  Demographic Profiles b... more
A Biracial Princess Sheds Light on U.S. Demographics
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

A Biracial Princess Sheds Light on U.S. Demographics

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has put the spotlight on the former actress now known as the Duchess of Sussex. The conversations around Markle’s identity as a biracial American mirror how the U.S. Census Bureau has handled terminology and rules for the survey’s racial categories over the years. Markle, whose father is white and mother is black, has frequently commented on her mixed-race identity and the prejudices and confusion that she has faced.... more
Citizens of Voting Age Maps and Reports
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

Citizens of Voting Age Maps and Reports

Social Explorer offers detailed data on citizenship by age and race available in our maps and reports. These data come from a special tabulation by the U.S. Census Bureau. These data are available from Census 2000, as well as American Community Survey years 2009 through 2016. Explore the data across the nation and states all the way down to the census tract and block group level (where available). Referred to as CVAP (Citizens of Voting Age Population), the data... more
New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America
FRIDAY, MAY 04, 2018

New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America

Startling new maps from the Anti-Discrimination Center vividly show the depth and breadth of residential segregation in the United States.  Powered by Social Explorer, the maps allow the public to explore at the state, county, census tract, and census block group levels.  Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, residential segregation remains a fixture in American life. These interactive maps uncover extreme segregation in ways that mo... more