This tutorial will walk through the following Social Explorer tasks:
Tip: Censusreporter.org is a tool for learning which census variables are available, and how they are collected.
This tutorial will practice exploring data based on the following parameters:
tenurevariable, which looks at owner vs. renter-occupied units.
Visit your institution’s Social Explorer. Here is the link for Harvard’s Social Explorer.
If you have an account, log in. Otherwise, you’ll have to make one.
Owner Occupied under
ACS 2019 (5-Year Estimates) → Tenure → Occupied Housing Units.
Select the close button at the top of the data selector menu.
by State to open the Geography selector.
In the search bar, search for Cambridge, MA.
Zoom in and out of the map to explore in more detail.
Select the ☰ icon from the change data menu to see options for adding other datasets.
Choose between browsing the
Layer library for prepared datasets, or select
Upload data to import your own .CSV file of addresses.
Social Explorer has guides and documentation on how to upload your data layer.
Export as Image button from the top-right menu banner.
Define the extent by zooming and panning.
Export and the image file will download to your computer.