ZIP Code Demographics by School District
Census 2010 data provide a way to examine ZIP Code demographics by school district. Many ZIP codes transcend school district boundaries; ZIP codes may exist in more than one school district. Use data described in this section to view/analyze characteristics of ZIP code areas that intersect with school districts of interest. See which school districts are served by a specific ZIP code and associated demographics. See this example showing a map and tabular data depiction.
Sort the interactive table in this related section on population in descending order to see that the School District/ZIP code areas with the largest population include Chicago/60629 (113,916), New York City Schools/11368 (109,931) and Los Angeles Unified/90011 (103,892).
Census 2010 ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and school districts are both comprised of sets of census blocks. Census block level data from the Census 2010 Summary File 1 (SF1) have been aggregated into ZIP code-School District parts to develop data presented in the ranking table. Data in the ranking table are part of the ProximityOne national ZIP Code-School District dataset. See additional details.
Use the interactive table in this related section to view a school district by ZIP code and selected associated demographics for each ZIP code portion in that school district. Examine how ZIP codes are split by specific school districts. Only those ZIP code-school district combinations with population of 10 or more are included. See related ranking table with total ZIP code population (ZIP code not split) at http://proximityone.com/cen2010_zcta_dp.htm.
This section is now part of the National Children & Education Statistics Program.
Please see that section to use the interactive table and access these and related data.
Mapping ZIP Code-School District Areas
The following view, developed using the CV XE GIS, shows the Dallas, TX metro focused on Collin and Denton counties. The map shows patterns of Census 2010 rental vacancy rate by ZIP Code (see in legend at left) with ZIP code labels. School district boundaries are shown with bold brown boundaries and district names as labels. The pointer/hand is shown in ZIP code 75024 -- mostly in Plano city. Using the ranking table above, it is possible to view demographics for the parts of the ZIP code area within three school districts: Plano ISD, Lewisville ISD and Frisco ISD. See the next graphic.
The following static view of the ranking table above is focused on the same ZIP/area. To develop this view, click ShowAll, Find ZIP with 75024 in the edit box. The total Census 2010 population for ZIP 75024 is 36,039 (11631+2091+22317). The same method of examining city/place by ZIP code area part can be applied to any area of the U.S.
ZIP Code Tabulation Areas
Data presented in the ranking table sum to the total population/housing units for the corresponding state. The demographic characteristics for each census block in each state are aggregated into a ZIP-School District combination.
There are many instances of ZIP-Place combinations that show zero or nearly zero population. These areas are often geographic slivers, almost lines.
While school district boundaries mostly cover the U.S. wall-to-wall, Census 2010 ZIP Code Tabulation Areas are comprised of populated census blocks and do not cover the the U.S. wall-to-wall from a geographic perspective. See more information.
ZIP Code Equivalence Files
The following 2010 ZIP Code (ZCTA) equivalence/relationship files are available. Contact us for details (888-364-7656).
ZIP to County
ZIP to County Subdivision
ZIP to Place
ZIP to Census Tract
ZIP to Congressional District
ZIP to Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
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