Business Establishment Characteristics by ZIP Code

.. among all approximate 38,800 ZIP codes in the U.S. with business establishments, ZIP Code 10001 has more than 7,200 establishments. 9 of the top 10 ZIP codes, ranked on total number of business establishments, are located in Manhattan (New York County, NY); the 10th largest in Miami. Use the interactive table to examine ZIP code business establishment characteristics of interest.

Business establishments are the places of employment that drive and characterize the economy. ZIP codes are the smallest geography for which business establishment data are available. ZIP code business patterns data can help stakeholders identify areas of employment, business opportunities and more. While we can obtain employment data (by place of residence) for ZIP code areas from the American Community Survey 5-year estimates (ACS), the number of establishments and employment by place of work are only available from the ZIP business patterns data. See related Web section.

Use tools described in this section to analyze patterns and characteristics of ZIP code business patterns. The interactive table provides data on the characteristics of business establishments for 2012 and 2013 by ZIP code. Use the GIS tools and related GIS project to develop variations of the views shown below.

Establishments by ZIP Code in Los Angeles Area
– number of establishments; click graphic for larger view

– View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

Employment by ZIP Code in Los Angeles Area
– employment by place of work for all ZBP establishments

– View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

Using the Interactive Table
Use the interactive table in this related section to view, query, rank, compare business establishment characteristics among a set of ZIP codes or for a specific ZIP code.

The following graphic illustrates use of the interactive table; click graphic for larger view. This view shows ZIP codes in the 3-digit ZIP code group 950 in the Silicon Valley area ranked in descending order on number of 2013 establishments. Note that Cupertino 95014 (Apple Computer HQ location) has the 4th largest number of 2013 establishments among all 950 3-digit ZIP codes.

Try it yourself:
Click the ShowAll button below Table
– Key in a 3-digit ZIP to right of Find ZIP3> button.
– Click Find ZIP3> button.
– Click Estab 2013 button to sort the ZIP code.

Weekly Data Analytics Lab Sessions
Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about using these data in context of data analytics with other geography and other subject matter.  Learn more about integrating these data with other geography, your data and use of data analytics that apply to your situation.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

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