Demographics or demographic data refer to distinct and descriptive characteristics about people and their lives. Most commonly, demographics are socioeconomic information expressed statistically, such as age, race, education or income. Our main source of demographic information about communities comes from the U.S. Census.
Here are a few free resources that can help you when discussing the demographics of your community:
- United States Zip Codes: this resource allows you to explore demographics by specific zip codes.
- United States Census: The Census Bureau provides a lot of information, which can be overwhelming! We recommend starting with this page, and exploring Data Profiles. You can search data profiles by U.S. standard Zip codes; you can also search by town/city, state, etc.