hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,

I <3 Data

ZIPskinny is a pretty cool site. You enter a zip code, and using Current Population Survey (CPS) data from the Census, it gives you stats (e.g. education, marital status, income ranges, etc.). It also gives you data on the surrounding area. So, the last few zipcodes I've lived in:

89501 - Downtown Reno
89523 - NW Reno
59601 - Helena, MT
65803 - Springfield, MO
45373 - Troy, OH
45219 - Cincinnati, OH

So, the place with the lowest median income? Back when I lived in Cincinnati as a student, with the median household income being $21,351. Of course, where I live now in downtown Reno is pretty low at $22,342. Of course, when I lived on the northwest part of town with Greg and Steph, we lived in a pretty upscale part of town, with the median income being $59,212. No real surprises here as where I lived as a student was practically in the ghetto, and where I live now is 4 blocks from the casinos (directly reflected in the fact that a whopping 43.3% of the people in my current zip code work in the service industry).

Oh, and where I live now has almost a 2:1 male to female. Of course, when I lived in Cinci, the median age was 23.3, highly reflective of the student population, as opposed to th 44.0 where I'm at now.

Looking back at my home town, it was kind of surprising that the highest median income for surrounding counties was in Casstown. I'm not sure where those people are working as it's a very rural county (50.27 people/square mile).

mmm . . . yummy data . . .

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