Provides easy, visual access to demographic and economic data using maps, reports, and data downloads.
Market researchers from diverse industries use SocialExplorer.com to discover new potential markets and understand their customers. Explore detailed income, education, health and other data quickly and easily. Create interactive, data-driven maps without special GIS skills.
Planners use SocialExplorer.com to analyze socio-economic data and to extract census data needed in neighborhood studies. Compare neighborhood populations across time and get the data you need hassle free.
SocialExplorer.com is a reliable and complete reference resource used at top universities, research institutions and specialized libraries. Free from cumbersome printed volumes and complicated download procedures and formats. SocialExplorer.com meets the needs of research-oriented and scholarly users without sacrificing ease of use for students and other non-experts.
Professors and teachers across the country use SocialExplorer.com to teach concepts in sociology, urban studies, public health, economics, history and a variety of other fields. Teachers enhance lessons and teach students how to think with data.
SocialExplorer.com offers analysts an easy way to find and download large amounts of data for offline processing and analysis. Guided downloads provide a variety of file formats as well as scripts for many stat packages such as SAS, R, STATA, and GIS.
Many agencies and municipalities use SocialExplorer.com to navigate and research demographic data. Maps and reports include geographies such as Metropolitan Statistical Areas, congressional districts, school districts and census block groups.
Customizable, user-friendly maps enable unparalleled exploration of demographic data and social change. SocialExplorer.com pioneered new technologies and techniques to create a powerful visual experience. Interactive, responsive maps help users examine trends, compare variables and time periods, add context and communicate their findings. SocialExplorer.com makes it easy to spot trends, changes, and interesting data points visually.
Social Explorer is very easy to use. It was built to break down barriers to data analysis and visualization and has won numerous awards for its innovative design. Users can get started without any special skills or training. As they progress to more advanced levels Social Explorer is there to meet their needs.
Our data team continuously processes data to make it easier to use, computing handy variables and information such as $ adjustments, percentages, and medians.
Our data library includes almost all of U.S. Census data from 2015 to 1790. You can examine this wealth of demographic information at the national, state, county, ZIP code, and neighborhood levels, with some data available at 120 geographic levels of granularity. All of our data are updated continuously.
Specialized U.S. data resources include the County Business Patterns (2014), U.S. Business Patterns (2014), Population Estimates (2015), FBI Uniform Crime Report (2010 to 2014), American election results (1912 to 2014), Religious Congregations and Membership Study (1980 to 2010), and County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program data (2010 to 2016).
International data resources include the United Kingdom Census (2011), Canadian Census (2011), Eurostat (1990, 2000, 2010 to 2013), World Development Indicators (2013), and Irish religion and population data (1911 to 2001).
SocialExplorer.com’s data come from trusted public and proprietary sources. With years of data research and handling experience, we curate and process every data point that goes into to our system.
SocialExplorer.com continuously adds new data years and surveys to our library. New data releases are processed and added to SocialExplorer.com as soon as they become available. For example it only takes a few days for an American Community Survey release to appear in Social Explorer.
Create detailed data reports to export one or thousands of variables and geographies quickly and easily. Excel, CSV, and other file formats allow you to work with data in a variety of software programs for further analysis.
Gain a historical perspective with SocialExplorer.com’s normalized datasets on the same geographic base from 1970 to the present down to neighborhood level (where available).
SocialExplorer.com publishes the official documentation for each data resource in an organized and easy to read format. We also provide the source computation information for every variable we compute.
SocialExplorer.com uses vector maps, an advanced approach to mapping where data is delivered to the device and rendered in real-time. Our advanced geospatial compression reduces the size of maps greatly so they can be rendered quickly and in low-bandwidth environments. The result is smooth, fast maps.
SocialExplorer.com allows users to export data in convenient formats for use in Excel and other analytic tools such as SAS, R, STATA and GIS. Scripts are included for reading data into popular stat packages.
SocialExplorer.com can automatically adjust dollar amounts for inflation, smoothing out comparisons of income, home value and other variables over time. We use the same inflation adjustment method as the Census Bureau, computing off of bracketed data and then using the Pareto distribution.
Display two maps at once for enhanced comparison and exploration.
Create a multivariable map to compare two or more groups directly and visually on a single map.
Visualize change dynamically with a “swipe” of the mouse. Switch between map views to reveal the differences between variables and time periods.
SocialExplorer.com geographies are available at a number of different levels from national to neighborhood. Scroll down to view individual streets and features.
Use the satellite view to add context and texture to map presentations.