Browse data by category

Social Explorer provides over 800,000 variables across many surveys. The Categories tab offers an easy way to explore the most often used subset of these variables.  Note: To access all available data you should use the All data (by source) tab.

  1. In the Change data menu, click Change data.

    By default, the data selector displays the latest ACS 5-Year Population Density estimate.

  2. Select the year you're interested in.
  3. Click the category you're interested in.
  4. Scroll to the survey you're interested in and click the variable you want to visualize on the map or type in the name of the variable in the search bar.

Not all variables are available through the Category browser. To access the full list of variables, you will have to use the All data (by source) tab.

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