ZIP Code Social Characteristics
-- ACS 2018 Household Composition, Education, Language, Related Attributes
September 2020 .. social characteristics of ZIP codes are essential for business development, market analysis, planning, economic development, program management and general awareness of patterns and trends. This section provides access to data and tools to examine these data for all ZIP code area in the U.S. This annual update includes characteristics for approximately 33,000 ZIP code areas based on ACS 2018 data. See corresponding earlier data . ProximityOne develops tools and data to update and analyze ZIP code area demographic-economic characteristics, patterns and trends. Contact us for more information about custom studies and data integration services.
Go to interactive table below.
Social Characteristics -- this section
Patterns of Percent College Graduates by ZIP Code; Chicago Area
The following graphic shows percent college graduate population by ZIP code area. Click graphic for larger view and details.
- View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
ZIP Code Area Characteristics -- 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 2018 5 year estimates.
Demographic-Economic-Business Profiles & Analyses
ProximityOne develops demographic-economic profiles and analyses for individual ZIP codes and groups of ZIP codes. Each ZIP code profile shows all subject matter items presented in the ZIP code interactive tables (below and related sections). Examples for ZIP Code 85258 (Scottsdale, AZ):
General Demographics ACS 2018 .. ACS 2017
Social Characteristics ACS 2018 .. ACS 2017
Economic Characteristics ACS 2018 .. ACS 2017
Housing Characteristics ACS 2018 .. ACS 2017
See more about demographic-economic profiles. Contact us to obtain profiles for ZIP codes of interest. Include ZIP codes of interest in the text section. Or call us at 888.364.7656.
Using the Interactive Table -- goto top
Use the interactive table below to view, query, rank, compare social characteristics of the population for these areas. The scroll box shown below lists each of the subject matter items available for each area via the ranking table. In the subject matter items scrollbox, subject matter items are organized into to mini-tables with related items. The number at the left of the subject matter item is also used as the short name for the subject matter item in the column header in the ranking table.
ZIP Code Area Social Characteristics -- interactive table -- goto top
ACS 2018 5-year estimates
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 areas 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 areas with matched spelling in column 1.
Selected columns -- "Pop.AvgHHSize.AvgFamSize.%HSGrad.%CollGrad" below the table to show only these columns;
.. click "All columns" button to restore view to all columns.
All items are estimates for 2015.
Click ShowAll button between specific area queries.
Cells with negative value could not be estimated (for this geography and this time frame).
Importance of Demographic-Economic Data
The importance of understanding the demographic-economic make-up and trends can hardly be overstated. Community and educational challenges and opportunities are shaped by demographic-economic dynamics. Only by knowing "where we are" can we develop the most effective plans for improvement.
The American Community Survey provides "richer" demographic-economic characteristics for national scope wide-ranging geographic areas. While Census 2010 provides data similar to those items in the General Demographics section, only ACS sourced data provide details on topics such as income and poverty, labor force and employment, housing value and costs, educational participation and attainment, language spoken at home, among many related items. The approximate 600 items accessible via the dataset are supplemented by a wide range of additional subject matter. These data are updated annually in December of each year for each/all political/statistical areas, including school districts, census tracts, ZIP code areas and block groups.
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