Demographical Data By Neighborhood?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by A Perfect Shine, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. A Perfect Shine

    A Perfect Shine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Does anybody know where I can get free or at least cheep demographical data by neighborhood, or more specifically, census block or census block group?

    Basically what I want to know is "Which are the rich neighborhoods?"

    I made a few calls today and found that I might just be able to get a few reports run for a few hundred dollars. But I'm thinking if the first guy I called quited me that price, I may be able to get this information for much cheeper or free.

    I'm implementing a rather large marketing campaign coming up here soon where I'm sending my extra employees out to advertise by putting up flyers in neighborhoods, I want to know where to send them. I spent all day today driving around scouting areas, very tedious so thats not gonna work.

  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Try US Goverment Census. Try your State Gov. and County Gov.
  3. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    Thats pretty easy. The subdivisions with the expensive houses are the rich areas. :) :) :)
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Yep, just drive around, take notes of street names. It's pretty easy to tell.
  5. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    That kind of data is available by zip code, I think. I'd try the public library first.
  6. phenomenomm

    phenomenomm LawnSite Member
    from Ok
    Messages: 12

  7. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

  8. A Perfect Shine

    A Perfect Shine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I have done a lot of driving around, it is not efficient, especially for the large area that I do. I am sending out a few employees a day to do this.

    Zip code is not small enough. I really need the information by "Census Block."

    For those of you interested:
    I found the information on the census web site in map form by Census Block Group for free. I am going to call Monday and see about getting it by Census Block. I think I might have to pay a little for some software or to get a report run, but I don't think it will be more than a couple hundred dollars.

  9. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    Check and see if your county has a GIS map maker program. These things are awesome. They will give you all the information up to and including who the owner is, the mailing address, the lot size, house size, and it will even generate a mailing list.

    Check in the County Tax Assessor web-site.
  10. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    Hey Chris,

    Had any luck getting census block data for free?

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