New Census Data Resource: Social Explorer

Social Explorer

The University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of Social Explorer from Oxford University Press made possible by a generous endowment gift. Many faculty across the campus have expressed interest in this interactive resource, which makes it possible to use U.S. Census Data to create custom maps and find demographic data for both current and historical census years. 

• Select Maps or Tables to get started
• Create an account if you wish to save your maps and projects

Datasets include

  • Entire US Census history from 1790 to 2010
  • American Community Survey (ACS) from 2005 to 2012
  • The Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2010 (the most complete census available on religion in the US)
  • InfoGroup data on religious congregations in the US for 2009 and 2010
  • Carbon emissions data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project


Please note: Off-campus users must be logged into OCA (Off-Campus Access) to use this resource.