Browsing Data by Survey:
You can also browse by survey (all available data) to see every variable in one list.
Or, use the search box to find variables by keyword.
You can also control the geography detail display from the menu next to the zoom tool. It automatically adjusts depending on your zoom level, or you can change the level shown manually.
For example, you may want to see county-level data for a map of the entire United States to get a better sense of how the population is distributed, or even census tracts.
Data Display (shaded, dot density, and bubbles):
The data can be displayed as a shaded areas map (the default as shown), or, for many variables, as a dot density or bubble map.
Click the dots icon to change to dot density.
In this example, the legend notes that one dot represents 5,000 females, and you can change the number of dots with this slider, or the color of the dots.
You can also click on the bubble option, which shows another way of visualizing the data.
Here you can see that the sizes of the bubbles vary from county to county. The bubbles can represent the number of women, or the percent of women.
Custom Color Schemes:
Social Explorer also offers users a variety of color schemes to choose from. You may pick a different one here to customize the look and feel of your map.