WEDNESDAY, JAN 28, 2015
When gearing up for the Super Bowl, some might analyze player statistics, game strategy, or even weather predictions (which have been proven to vary). Instead, we at Social Explorer take the opportunity to dig into the demographics behind the team hometowns.
Check out the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Data Bowl.
Click here for last year's writeup of the Seahawks vs. the Broncos.
SUNDAY, JAN 18, 2015
Today, the US celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor the legendary civil rights leader. To mark the occasion, Social Explorer examined data about King's hometown from his childhood and today. Where the movie Selma put a spotlight on the civil rights stories stories, and exploring the data adds to the story.
MONDAY, JAN 12, 2015
A number of New York City's most luxurious homes are actually pieds-à-terre or investment properties. In the NY Times article "Why the Doorman Is Lonely: New York City’s Emptiest Co-ops and Condos," Julie Satow examines these empty buildings and how they came to be. She cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge when she parses the data and more about the wealth gap's role.
...The I.B.O. data doesn’t include townhouses or 421a buildings, so there...
FRIDAY, JAN 02, 2015
Georgia's population broke the 10 million mark for the first time, making it the eighth most populous state in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates. Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on Georgia Public Radio's On Second Thought to talk with host Celeste Headlee about the trends, patterns and future population predictions.
Listen to the full segment here:
Beveridge also talked about the recent population gr...
THURSDAY, DEC 25, 2014
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to discuss the latest Census estimates and Florida's population growth with host Robert Siegel.
Listen to their conversation here:
"Florida's Population Pushes New York Out Of 3rd Place"
New Census data shows that Florida has finally taken over New York's title of third most-populous state. Andrew Beveridge, CEO of Social Explorer, ta...
WEDNESDAY, DEC 24, 2014
Florida has edged out New York in population size, according to newly released Census Bureau estimates. The citrus state now has about 19.9 million residents comapred to New York's 19.7 million. (California and Texas remain the top two most populous states.)
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge spoke with reporters for the New York Times and the Miami Herald about comparing the land of apples to the land of oranges.
In "Ceding to Florida, New Y...
TUESDAY, DEC 23, 2014
We all know Santa is making a list and checking it twice, but few have heard that Mrs. Claus, head of the North Pole demographics team, also makes maps and reports using Social Explorer to help plan the holiday season.
Enjoy this peek into how Santa's Data Workshop helps Christmas run so smoothly.
Happy Holidays from Social Explorer!
TUESDAY, DEC 23, 2014
Lonely Planet heralded Queens as the top tourist destination, inviting visitors to experience the eclectic borough's cultural, culinary and physical greatness. The New York Times even took a break from its Brooklyn coverage to write about Queens' ascention. Of course, the borough's 2,256,400 residents--including this blog post author--already know about Queens' diverse offerings and comforts (population data from the 2009-13 American C...
FRIDAY, DEC 19, 2014
All of the 2013 American Community Survey data sets are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through our mapping 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.
Users enjoy full access to the one-year (2013), three-year (2011-13) and five-year (2009-2013) files with m...
THURSDAY, DEC 04, 2014
Our latest collaboration with the Census Bureau launches today!
Young Adults: Then and Now looks at socioeconomic characteristics of 18- to 34-year-olds across time, from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Compare the different generations by gender, education, median income, and more. Young people today are more diverse, better educated, more likely to be bilingual. They also have higher rates of poverty and unemployment. (Read more about th...