Social Explorer has over half a million data indicators from more than two centuries of American and global datasets. We offer variables directly from the Census Bureau, as well as computed variables to help you get the information you need. You will see our own variables marked as "Social Explorer" or "SE" tables.
For example, if you want to look at information about age for Census 2010, Social Explorer offers unique tables which show cumulative age brackets instead of raw numbers.
Or, if you want to look at information about educational attainment for the American Community Survey 2010-14, the Census reports how many people earned Doctoral degrees, Master's degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, etc. Social Explorer also allows you to examine the data in terms of people who earned a Bachelor's degree or more, a cumulative table that better answers questions about how educated the population is.
While the detail and display may vary, all tables rely on numbers from the Census Bureau. As with any table in our system, click on the table title for more information about the variable, terminology, and computations behind it.