ZIP Code Area Demographics Characteristics & Trends
-- compare attributes over time .. Census 2010 .. ACS 2012 .. ACS 2017
-- tools & data to examine characteristics & change
December 2018 .. ZIP code area 77059, located in the Houston/Harris County, TX area, is an affluent area. Use the interactive table below to see that it is ranked 558 of total 32,989 ZIP code areas based on ACS 2017 median household income ($MHI). Yet viewed in this map (expand new window to full screen; see pointer and profile at right of map) it shows a decrease in $MHI from ACS 2012 over the 5-year period, a red color pattern area. This illustrates a few important considerations (assuming the data area accurate) .. looking at one measure of change alone can be misleading, a decrease in $MHI might not mean a decrease in economic prosperity (why and which housing units became vacant?), and other considerations.
Use the interactive table below to compare/contrast ZIP Code Area demographic characteristics based on Census 2010, ACS 2012 5-year estimates and ACS 2017 5-year estimates (released December 2018). Together the ACS 2012 estimates, centric to 2010, and ACS 2017 estimates, centric to 2015, provide insights into ZIP code area demographics and change, 2010 to 2015. See more about ZIP Code areas and related sections below. ProximityOne uses these and related data to develop and analyze annual ZIP code area demographic-economic estimates and projections.
More detailed subject matter ZIP Code Area ACS2017 sections/tables are scheduled for the week of December 17, 2018, corresponding to these ACS2016 tables:
.. General Demographics . Social Characteristics
.. Economic Characteristics . Housing Characteristics
Patterns of Median Household Income %Change by ZIP Code Area
The graphic below shows patterns of economic prosperity (ACS 2017 $MHI) by ZIP code area. The view is focused on Houston/Harris County, TX area; counties shown with bold black boundary. Click graphic for larger view and details; expand to full screen for best view.
- View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
Using the Interactive Table -- goto top
Use the interactive table below to view, query, rank, compare demographics of the population, housing, educational attainment and income for ZIP code areas (ZCTAs) based on Census 2010, ACS 2012 5-year, and ACS 2017 5-year data. Options ... create data files that include these data for use on your computer using API calls. See below
ZIP Code Area Demographic Economic Characteristics & Trends interactive table
Compare attributes over time -- Census 2010 .. ACS 2012 .. ACS 2017
Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries. Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
See usage notes below table. See related tables -- interactive tables.
If table not showing any rows; click ShowAll button below table.
Use vertical and horizontal scroll bars to navigate up/down or left/right.
Adjust column widths using column divider between header cells.
CBSA> button -- use to select districts in a specified metro/CBSA
.. get metro 5-character code here
.. paste the 5-character metro code in the edit box to right of CBSA> button.
.. overwriting the value 19100.
.. click the CBSA> button ... table refreshes with all areas in specified metro.
Find Name> button -- use to select area based on exact spelling of partial name in column 1.
.. Key in exact up/low case spelling of partial name of area in the edit box to right of Find Name> button.
.. overwriting the value Dallas.
.. click the Find Name> button ... table refreshes with all areaa with matched spelling in column 1.
.. click "All columns" button to restore view to all columns.
Click ShowAll button between specific area queries.
Cells with negative value could not be estimated (for this geography and this time frame).
Access these Data via API Calls -- goto top
Click the links below to create files similar to data shown in the interactive table above. When a link is clicked, a file is returned that looks very much like a CSV file. Each row corresponds to a ZIP code area with subject matter items arrayed across columns/record. Modify the file and import it into a preferred application/program.
ACS 2017 items
ACS 2012 items
Note that changes made to the API structure after this page last updated may result in no data returned. Contact us for further information on use of the APIs (enter text message) or see the ACS API usage section.
ZIP Code Area Demographics & Related Sections -- goto top
ZIP code geography used in this section is based on the Census 2010 ZIP Code Tabulation Areas. New demographic -economic estimates are developed annually from the American Community Survey. The most recent estimates are based on the ACS 2017 5 year estimates.
ACS 2016 5 year estimates interactive tables:
.. General Demographics . Social Characteristics . Economic Characteristics . Housing Characteristics
Similar tables; different geography: ..Census Tracts | ZIP Codes | Metros
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