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May 10, 2008 10:25 AM   Subscribe

Look up any Zip Code here, get lots of cool demographic data by entering it here (make sure you enter a zip code, not just a town and keep scrolling down, down, down).

Look at great zip code maps here and get even more demographic info here.
posted by Rafaelloello (27 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
Previously, partially.
posted by oaf at 11:00 AM on May 10, 2008


Hehe. 3rd degree sex offender on my street! And most of my latino immigrant neighbors are El Salvadorian. And we have lots of widows.

Fun!
posted by cowbellemoo at 11:22 AM on May 10, 2008


Why so many older people married, but with spouse not present? This is apparently distinct from categories like "separated", "divorced," and "widowed."
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 11:42 AM on May 10, 2008


Why so many older people married, but with spouse not present?

Check the basement
posted by Rafaelloello at 11:46 AM on May 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why so many older people married, but with spouse not present?

Check the basement. ...continued.... Actually I think it reflects that some couples of advanced age need one to have one of them in care facilities as the other is longer capable of caring for the otherat home.
posted by Rafaelloello at 11:50 AM on May 10, 2008


Actually I think it reflects that some couples of advanced age need one to have one of them in care facilities as the other is longer capable of caring for the otherat home.

Jeez, I can't type worth a damn today. Anyway, One at home, one in a home.
posted by Rafaelloello at 11:52 AM on May 10, 2008


USAfilter. Just sayin'.
posted by loiseau at 11:54 AM on May 10, 2008


Why does the "married, spouse present" counts differ between the males and females? Is someone lying?
posted by crapmatic at 12:13 PM on May 10, 2008


What will the Great Leveler care about such things?
posted by Senator at 12:51 PM on May 10, 2008


You know you were thinking it: Beverly Hills, 90210
posted by Sys Rq at 12:57 PM on May 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


crapmatic - polygamy?
posted by birdsquared at 1:01 PM on May 10, 2008


I presume, crapmatic, that it's because a) men die earlier than women on average, b) men marry younger women on average, especially in second marriages, and c) men remarry more than women on average. (You could say serial polygamy, if you like ...)
posted by dhartung at 1:21 PM on May 10, 2008


This is all government data. The private B2B zip code databases that sort populations by how best to market to them are much more interesting. Try here.
posted by ikkyu2 at 1:35 PM on May 10, 2008


For some of this data, the US Census Bureau's American Factfinder has much nicer presentation.
posted by soma lkzx at 2:17 PM on May 10, 2008


0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home

Tell that to Lowe's, who just built a big new store in my city, and every single sign is translated into Spanish. Sheesh.
posted by JanetLand at 2:22 PM on May 10, 2008


wow I lived in 11050 up until the end of elementary school at Sousa elementary....
posted by spacesbetween at 2:24 PM on May 10, 2008


This is all government data. The private B2B zip code databases that sort populations by how best to market to them are much more interesting. Try here.

Yes, quite interesting. I never knew that 2/3rds of all rowhomes are located in PA. I was born and raised here and have been living in the same rowhome my entire life. Everyone I know lives in a rowhome.
posted by Danila at 2:32 PM on May 10, 2008


White population: 5,397
Black population: 28
American Indian population: 51
Asian population: 67
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 5
Some other race population: 48
Two or more races population: 124

I knew this area was white, but I didn't realize how white. Jeez.
posted by maxwelton at 2:37 PM on May 10, 2008


Tell that to Lowe's, who just built a big new store in my city, and every single sign is translated into Spanish. Sheesh.

The nerve of them. Speak American or get out of my hardware store.
posted by item at 2:53 PM on May 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sheesh, my neighborhood is 55% female!
posted by Maias at 5:23 PM on May 10, 2008


I'm puzzled as to why Accounting Solutions at 407 N. Fifth Ave. is listed as a tourist attraction for my zip, 48104.
posted by texorama at 6:03 PM on May 10, 2008


0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home

Tell that to Lowe's, who just built a big new store in my city, and every single sign is translated into Spanish. Sheesh.


Lowe's, like every other big box store, has an iron-clad corporate-wide interior signage policy which is implemented in every store, regardless of the actual demographics of any given individual store. Pretty much Every sign in every Lowes in this country is translated into Spanish.
posted by Chrischris at 6:16 PM on May 10, 2008


It is true that Lowe's has all interior signage and packaging for many products in both English and Spanish (or in Canada, English and French.) However, if more than a few people complain loudly and often enough, you can manage to get them to turn off the Spanish portion of the announcement that you've just set off the anti-theft system, as I witnessed in Ohio recently.
posted by ltracey at 6:43 PM on May 10, 2008


Your main link is just US Census by zip code; I downloaded the same thing (down to the formatting) from the US Census site last week. Admittedly, your site's navigation is simpler than the Census's site's navigation.
posted by orthogonality at 10:50 PM on May 10, 2008


ltracey said "It is true that Lowe's has all interior signage and packaging for many products in both English and Spanish (or in Canada, English and French.)

No, I don't think we have that chain here.

But in any case English and French are both our official languages, so yeah, things are packaged here with both.
posted by loiseau at 12:04 PM on May 11, 2008


Lowe's Canada, FWIW.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:59 PM on May 11, 2008


> However, if more than a few people complain loudly and often enough, you can manage to get them to turn off the Spanish portion of the announcement that you've just set off the anti-theft system, as I witnessed in Ohio recently.

Why did they complain? I am seriously, in earnest, trying to imagine someone's complaint, and I can not imagine what bothered them about it. Are they angry that Spanish exists?
posted by churl at 8:10 PM on May 11, 2008


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