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Social Explorer
Description:

U.S. census demographics resource covering 1790-2010. Tools include interactive maps and data reports. Includes:

  • Over 40 billion data elements, 200,000 variables and more than 18,000 interactive maps from 1790 to 2010.
  • U.S. Census from 1790 to 2010. All annual updates from the American Community Survey (from 2005 to 2010).
  • InfoGroup data on religious congregations for the United States for 2009, including maps for counties, and special census areas, as well as point maps of the actual congregation locations (to be updated yearly).
  • The Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2000.
  • Carbon Emissions Data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project.
  • Ability for users to create thematic and interactive maps from all historical and modern U.S. census data across the centuries, even down to street level detail where available.
  • Ability for users to create reports at all geographic levels including the state, county, census tract, block group, zip code and census place (where the data exist).
Resource Type(s): Government Publication,  Map Collection,  Reference Tool,  Statistical Dataset 
Access information: Resource is available on-campus or off-campus via EZProxy; Click the resource name to access it or here for off-campus instructions.
Fulltext: Fulltext is available.
Vendor Name:Social Explorer and Queens College CUNY
Research Guides: Historical Statistics, Maps, Reference Sources, Sociology
Coverage:1790-present
Special usage notes:

Our Social Explorer license also provides our users access to the PRO edition. In addition to the core features (edit and share products, limited data access, population counts, and limited storage), PRO edition users get UNLIMITED data access, all demographic data, unlimited storage, enhanced data access tools, and premium support. On campus, you automatically are using the Professional Edition of Social Explorer and have access to all data provided by Social Explorer. If you wish to create and save projects, please sign into your personal account or sign up for free (upper right-hand corner).

To use the PRO edition off-campus to save, share, and collaborate on projects, please create a personal account. Your personal account will also authenticate you for remote login access to Social Explorer for three months.