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New American Community Survey Data Now Available (Maps & Reports)
MONDAY, DEC 12, 2016

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (Maps & Reports)

The newly released data from the 2011-15 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through our maps and reports. 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 income, race, ancestry, health insurance, housing, commute time and much more. This latest release of the ... more
Counting Native Americans: Census Terminology, History and Controversy (plus Cher)
WEDNESDAY, NOV 23, 2016

Counting Native Americans: Census Terminology, History and Controversy (plus Cher)

Enjoy the holiday and a reprise of our 2010 blog post. On Thanksgiving, Social Explorer is taking a look at the site of the first famous feast—Plymouth County, MA.  Here, as legend has it, pilgrims from England and local Wampanoag tribe first dined together in 1621. In the earlier days of the census up through the 1970s, the government used the terminology of the day to refer to Native Americans, which often included the now derogatory terms “Civilized Indians," ... more
Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York
FRIDAY, NOV 18, 2016

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York's new exhibit New York at Its Core includes maps based on Social Explorer data. Watch the city demographics change over the decades in the video displays.   The Museum of the City of New York Presents: New York at Its Core What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world. ... more
2012 vs. 2016 Election Maps: Closeup on the Midwest
MONDAY, NOV 14, 2016

2012 vs. 2016 Election Maps: Closeup on the Midwest

The 2016 Presidential Election result maps are now available on Social Explorer. These and our other election data maps come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. A closer look at the Midwest election results reveals how different counties voted in 2012 and 2016, as shown in the following pair of maps. While places like Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago stayed firmly blue both elections, neighboring areas like Racine, Columbia and Kenosha counties ch... more
2016 Election Results Now Available on Social Explorer
FRIDAY, NOV 11, 2016

2016 Election Results Now Available on Social Explorer

Social Explorer Announces Release of 2016 Presidential Election Maps The 2016 Presidential Election results are now available in Social Explorer's maps. These and our other 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. Absentee and mail-in ballots in several states are still being counted. The overall vote c... more
2015 Detailed Population Estimates Now Available
THURSDAY, NOV 10, 2016

2015 Detailed Population Estimates Now Available

Explore the Census Bureau's 2015 Population Estimates in our reports. These estimates include detailed data on age (by race and gender), births, deaths, migration, and housing units. The data are available at the national, state and county levels. For example, the estimates show that 3,985,924 babies were born in the US last year, which is equilvalent to 12.5 per 1,000 population. Of New York City's five boroughs, Brooklyn has the highest rate of births (15.87 per 1,000 popula... more
NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis
FRIDAY, NOV 04, 2016

NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis

As the nation has become more polarized along party lines over the past few elections, The New York Times examines the different traits of Republican and Democratic counties and communities. The article, maps and graphis in "How Large is the Divide Between Red and Blue America?" by Gregor Aisch, Adam Pearce and Karen Yourish include data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Susan Weber-Stoger. In 1992, 38 percent of voters lived in "landslide cou... more
Social Explorer Election Maps: Florida in Focus
THURSDAY, NOV 03, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: Florida in Focus

Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Leading up to Election Day, we are focusing on different map features. (For an overview, get started with our introductory election maps post.) With less than one week until Election Day, we take a look at Florida, a competitive (and sometimes controversial) state in recent presidential elections. The following pair of maps focuses on t... more
NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis
WEDNESDAY, NOV 02, 2016

NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a special election maps section featuring data and analysis from Social Explorer. Explore a jumbo map of the 2012 presidential election results at the zip code level, plus maps of race and education. Check out the companion feature on the Times website about different approaches to visualizing election data. more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"
THURSDAY, OCT 27, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge recently appeared on the television show Independent Sources, hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre (CUNY TV). As part of the show's special election-related coverage, the episode explores who votes in ethnic and immigrant communities and how they can have more of a political impact. Beveridge and fellow guest Dr. Heath Brown of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY discuss turnout, candidates, redistricting, local and national elections, voter access, d... more