CDXZipStream offers hundreds of demographic variables based on zip code, city, state, and other geographic entities. It’s also a very easy software to use since it works entirely within Microsoft Excel, and is a very economical alternative to much more expensive data sources. To help our clients decide which version of CDXZipStream can best meet their demographic needs, we’d like to review all of its data feeds that provide the most useful economic indicators (such as household income and housing value) that our clients typically ask for.
There are three versions of CDXZipStream that include demographic data feeds from the ten-year census, American Community Survey, Economic Census, and other sources. These are best described in terms of the data feed types that are included in each version:
CDXZipStream Demographic: Data Feed Type1
CDXZipStream Premium: Data Feeds Type 1, 2, and 3
CDXZipStream ACS Premium: Data Feeds Type 1, 2, 3, and 4
The economic-related data fields included in each feed are as follows: (Keep in mind that other non-economic demographic data are also available from these feeds, please download the complete list of all fields.)
Data Feed Type 1 (CDXZipCode Premium): Average house value, income per household from Census 2000. Data are provided by zip code.
Data Feed Type 2 (CDXCity, CDXCounty, CDXState, CDXAreaCode, CDXCBSA): Average house value, income per household from Census 2000. Data are provided by city, county, state, area code and Core-Based Statistical Area.
Data Feed Type 3 (CDXCensus): Detailed individual earnings, household income, housing value and rent from Census 2000. Data are provided by zip code.
The specific data fields for CDXCensus are:
Data Feed Type 4 (CDXACSPlace, CDXACSCounty, CDXACSState, CDXACSCBSA): Detailed individual earnings, household income, housing value and rent averaged over the last five years of data from the American Community Survey, administered by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data are provided by city (also called “place” by the Census ), county, state, and Core-Based Statistical Area. The specific data fields are:
We will soon be introducing in December 2011 additional zip code data feeds with economic indicators from the most recent American Community Survey. Stay tuned!