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Examining Health Care Infrastructure by ZIP Code

.. small area data providing information on sub-county and sub-city/place geographies are challenging to locate and use — particularly in context of demand for healthcare services and demographic attributes of associated neighborhoods. Develop insights into the healthcare infrastructure by ZIP code using the two related resources reviewed here — 1) individual ZIP code demographic-economic profiles and 2) ZIP code demographic-economic interactive tables. One way to examine the healthcare infrastructure for an area is to view/analyze the number and attributes (employment, earnings) of healthcare establishments by types of business/industry (such as physicians office or hospitals). Data and tools reviewed here provide insights into characteristics and patterns of national scope ZIP code areas — examine your ZIP codes of interest.

Option 1 — ZIP Code Profiles
.. examining the healthcare infrastructure in context of the related demographic-economic situation … the following graphic shows ZIP code 10514 (Westchester County, NY) with a bold red boundary.  Census tracts are shown with black boundaries with tract codes as white labels. See more about ZIP-Tract relationships. Cities/places are shown with blue cross-hatch pattern.

– view created with CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.

The above map graphic is part of a ZIP Code 10514 profile (click link to view complete profile). Section 3.1. of the profile shows the number healthcare establishments in the ZIP Code as partly shown in this graphic:

The portion of the table shows the NAICS/type of business code at left, followed by type of business description and the number of establishments at the right.

Examine other characteristics of this ZIP code profile and in context of others via this related Web section. These profiles update in May 2018.

Option 2 — ZIP Code Health Care Sector comparative analysis
.. examining the healthcare infrastructure for a set of ZIP codes in a state, metro, county or peer group … use the interactive table located here to view/rank/compare health care business establishments by type of business for a selected set of ZIP codes. This table shows a query placed on the table to show the total number of offices of physicians for ZIP codes in the vicinity of ZIP 10514. It shows that there are 14 offices of physicians establishments and 13 have 1-4 employees.

About These and Related ZIP Code Data
Data used to develop the tools/resources described above are based in part on the Census Bureau County Business Patterns program. These establishment data update annually.

ZIP code demographic-economic interactive tables
Use the following tables to examine a wide range of ZIP code demographic-economic conditions:
  • General Demographics
  • Social Characteristics
  • Economic Chacteristics
  • Housing CHaracteristics

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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.

Mapping ZIP Code Demographics

.. there are 26 ZIP codes in the U.S. that have a median housing value in excess of $950 thousand .. find out about the demographics for your ZIP codes of interest .. view ZIP code areas and demographics in context of other geography.

Create custom thematic pattern ZIP code area maps for any area in the U.S. using tools and data described in this section. Use the no fee CV XE GIS software with the associated no fee ZIP Code demographics GIS project and datasets to develop maps for areas of interest. This section provides an overview. See related Web section for step-by-step instructions to get started. These tools and data are not demos. The software and datasets are accompanied by an interactive table in this section. Use the interactive table to view, compare, contrast, rank or query ZIP code areas and associated demographic-economic characteristics. More about ZIP Code areas and data resources.

Median Household Income by ZIP Code Area; Los Angeles Area
Larger view illustrates ZIP code area labeling and use of mini-profile feature

View developed with CV XE GIS software. Click graphic for larger view.

Where are ZIP code areas that meet a certain criteria? The next graphic illustrates use of the tools to develop a 48-state zoom-out view showing ZIP code areas with two selected income intervals.

View developed with CV XE GIS software. Click graphic for larger view.

ZIP Code Demographic-Economic Characteristics — Interactive Table
Use the interactive table in related Web section to view ZIP code characteristics in an interactive tabular format. The following graphic illustrates use of the table to rank ZIP codes in descending order on median housing value (rightmost column). Housing value estimates are top-coded at $1,000,001.

Click graphic for larger view.

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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.

ZIP Code Demographic-Economic Characteristics

.. demographic-economic characteristics of ZIP code areas (ZCAs) are popular for many reasons. Businesses use ZCAs to examine sales patterns and market and sales territories and for planning and analysis; many client/sales related data may only be available by ZIP code. Analysts seek to knit together these business data with broader demographic-economic characteristics of the area/market — as reviewed here. Where are areas of missed opportunity relative to the size of the market? How is one or a group of ZIP code areas changing, and why? How might change impact you? This section provides an illustrative ZIP code area demographic-economic profile and reviews how you can create similar profiles, and datasets for linking your data and further analysis, for any ZCA.

ZIP code 77019, located in the Houston area, is used for illustration. The demographic-economic data/analyses reviewed here were generated using the ProximityOne Outlook2020 software. See that Web section for details about sources, scope and uses of data. Outlook2020 can be used to create these profiles and data extracts for any ZIP code area and many other types of geography.

ZIP Code 77019 in Context of Houston Area
ZIP code 77019 is shown at pointer.

… view created using CV XE GIS.

ZIP Code 77019 Patterns of Economic Prosperity
ZIP code 77019 is shown with bold black boundary. The thematic pattern map shows median household income by census tract.

… view created using CV XE GIS.

Using Outlook2020
Outlook2020 can be used to create a profile for ZCA 77019 (or any ZCA) as well as intersecting census tracts (shown in above view). The two following graphics present a partial view of the ZCA 77019 demographic-economic profile. It is easy to see columns of estimates for two years and their change. The basic profile includes approximately 170 demographic-economic characteristics.

Profile in XLS Structure

Profile in HTML Structure

ZCA 77019 Full HTML Demographic-Economic Profile
See the full profile in this related Web section.

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.

Economic Prosperity by ZIP Code Area

Based on the American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates (ACS0913), ten ZIP Code Areas had a median household income of $250,000 or more during 2009-13. These data were released in December 2014 and will be the most current measure until updated in December 2015. See the list of all ZIP codes showing median household and related measures in this related Web table.

This section reviews measures of economic prosperity for all ZIP code areas. Use the interactive table to view, rank, compare and query ZIP code attributes.

Examining demographic-economic characteristics by ZIP code is important for several reasons. We are familiar with our own ZIP codes as a geographic location. We tend to be interested in our area compared to other areas. ZIP code area provide an easy way to do that. Also, many secondary data resources (such as those reviewed here) are tabulated by ZIP code area; some only by ZIP code area. See more about ZIP Code areas.

Top 100 ZIP Code Areas Based on Median Household Income
The following graphic shows locations of the ZIP code areas with the highest median household income.

View developed with CV XE GIS software. Click graphic for larger view.

Additional views: (click link)
ZIP 77010 — Houston — in context of ZIP code boundary (red boundary)
    and Open Street Maps.

Using the Interactive Table
The interactive table is located here. The following graphic illustrates use of the table. To rank ZIP codes for Illinois based on median household income, the following steps are used: 1. click ShowAll button (below interactive table), 2. select Illinois (dropdown below table), 3. click Median Household Income header to sort.

Resources &. Methods to Examine Small Area Demographics
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