THURSDAY, OCT 02, 2014
A new radio story on the lack of police diversity features commentary and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. In "Not Just Ferguson, Many NJ Towns Have Mostly White Police," WNYC reporter Sarah Gonzalez examined the gap between residents and their local police.
Police Departments in New Jersey are struggling to hire women and minorities, leaving many towns with a high number of minority residents being policed by mostly white officers.
SUNDAY, SEP 21, 2014
Newly released data from the 2013 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data as with both our map and reporting tools.
These data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide.
The three-year (2011-13) and five-year (2009-2013) files with more geographic detail will be avail...
THURSDAY, SEP 18, 2014
In the New York Times article "Gap Between Manhattan’s Rich and Poor Is Greatest in U.S., Census Finds," Sam Roberts investigates demographic trends with data and analysis from Social Explorer and Andrew Beveridge. Newly released data from the American Community Survey reveal that "Manhattan is becoming an island of extremes."
The mean income of the top 5 percent of households in Manhattan soared 9 percent in 2013 over 2012, giving Manhattan the biggest...
THURSDAY, SEP 11, 2014
The New York Times cites data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in its examination of the lack of diversity in police precincts. In the article "Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle for Racial Diversity," reporter Shaila Dewan explores the demographics and challenges of police precincts in Ferguson, MO, Maple Heights, OH, and beyond. The data show that while the cities are diverse or majority Afri...
THURSDAY, SEP 04, 2014
Try the New Social Explorer! The latest version of Social Explorer includes a powerful storytelling tool, side-by-side mapping, custom annotations, and more. Get started here, or tour our new features here. You can also find out more in our help section.
A sample from the new Social Explorer showing the new dashboard, double map, satellite view, and mouseover.
Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to cur...
TUESDAY, AUG 19, 2014
This past weekend, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The theme was Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals.
Beveridge presided over the session "Public Sociology," focusing on developments in the field. He and fellow New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future editor participated in the "Hard Times in a Regional Persp...
SATURDAY, JUL 12, 2014
As teams and fans prepare for the final World Cup match of the tournament, Social Explorer takes a look at the ancestry groups of Germany and Argentina. We use Census and American Community Survey data to look at these top two contending team heritages in the US, today and in prior championship years.
These two teams faced off in the World Cup finals in 1986, when Argentina won and 1990, when Germany won (called the West Germany team at the time). Rather th...
THURSDAY, JUL 03, 2014
In addition to Independence Day, July 4th also marks the birthday of soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, best known for his Grammy Award winning songs including “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Just the Two of Us." To celebrate, Social Explorer takes a look at data from the musician’s birthplace.
The youngest of six children, he was born on July 4, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, and raised in nearby Beckley. (The two towns were bo...
THURSDAY, JUL 03, 2014
The New York Times' Sam Roberts explored what the newly released Census Bureau estimates reveal about New York City's changing demographics. He cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the article "Census Estimates Show Another Increase in New York City’s Non-Hispanic White Population."
Starting with a profile of a young white family's decision to stay in New York City, he characterizes their commitment to living in the city over the sub...
THURSDAY, JUN 26, 2014
Today, the Census Bureau and Social Explorer announce the launch of Census Explorer: Estimate Edition. This latest version of the our collaboration with the Census Bureau enables users to explore the latest population estimates for states and counties by age, race, and Hispanic origin. (Prior editions of Census Explorer showcased American Community Survey data, transportation trends, and retail business. Click here to visit all the Census Explorer versions.)