A nerdy new reason to love the Web

Remember having those really great teachers who could trick you into learning stuff by making it fun? That’s what we thought of when we found out about Social Explorer, a fascinating Website that interactively maps out America bit by granular bit according to demographics.

Ladies, want to know where all the men are? Check out Lassen, California, which as of 2000 was over 75 percent male. (The bad news? 70 percent of them are married.) Wonder which state has the highest proportion of people with Luxembourgian ancestry (Wisconsin) or of lesbians (New Mexico), or what area has the highest median income (Morris County, New Jersey)? It’s all there — you can even zoom down to your very own street to determine its racial makeup, income, education, and percentage of foreign-born residents.

Best of all, the site is user-friendly enough that even technophobes can navigate it easily. And before you know it, you’ll have learned something.

“>VISIT Social Explorer

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A nerdy new reason to love the Web