Monday, February 05, 2007

Tons of info at Melissa Data

We've written occasionally about Melissa Data's website before. There is a wealth of data available. Instead of me listing the highlights for you, below is a list of information that is provided by the site. I've broken it down by the level of geography by which data can be found. With respect to providing research for our clients, I find the links for home sales, nonprofit organizations, business credit reports, and income tax returns especially useful.

General
U.S. Addresses - Verify & correct any U.S. address.
Canadian Addresses - Look up & correct Canadian addresses.
Carrier Routes Radius - Displays the Carrier Routes in a radius around a given street address.
People Finder - Locate anyone anywhere with public records.
Business Credit Report - Comprehensive financials and credit risk facts. Easy-to-read format.

By ZIP Code
Home Sales - Get the monthly home sales and selling price by ZIP Code.
Income Tax Statistics - Income statistics by ZIP Code.
House Numbers by ZIP - Use this address finder if you know the ZIP and the house or building number.
Street Names by ZIP - Find any address nationwide by street name.
Geocoder (Lat/Long) - Get the latitude & longitude for a 5 or 9-digit ZIP Code.
ZIP Codes in a Radius - Get a list of the ZIPs in radius from a center ZIP Code.
ZIP/City/Phone - Get geographic & demographic info related to a ZIP, city or phone.
ZIP Code Demographics - Get demographics linked to any ZIP Code in the U.S.
Climate Averages - Find daily and monthly average temps and rain fall by ZIP Code.
Business Counts by ZIP - Get a list of business counts and SIC codes by ZIP Code.
Carrier Routes by ZIP - Displays Carrier Routes within a map of a 5-digit ZIP Code.
ZIP Code Maps - Displays a map with the boundary of a 5-digit ZIP Code.
Nonprofit Organizations - Get information on nonprofits by ZIP, Name or Tax I.D.
Campaign Contributors - Find contributors to federal campaigns by ZIP Code.
AM, FM & TV Stations - Find broadcast station facilities for location and identification by city, state or ZIP.
Congress Maps - Maps of congressional districts and info on representatives, by state or ZIP.
Nearest Mailing Houses - Find a preferred direct mailer or letter shop in your area, by ZIP Code.
Nearest Post Office - Find closest Post Office that accepts bulk mail, by ZIP Code.

By Area Code
Area Codes in a Radius - Displays a list of Area Code + Prefix combinations in a radius.
ZIP/City/Phone - Get geographic & demographic info related to a ZIP, city or phone.
Phone Numbers - Get location information on an area code or phone number.

By City
Crime Statistics - Get counts of violent crimes for major cities in the U.S.
ZIP/City/Phone - Get geographic & demographic info related to a ZIP, city or phone.
IP Location - Find city, state and country of an IP address worldwide.
U.S. Demographics - Census demographics linked to city, state or county.

U.S. Place
Names - Info on over 1 million places or historical sites in the U.S.
Worldwide Place Names - Info on over 5 million populated or historical sites worldwide.
City Maps - Displays a city or town boundary map and demographics.
County & Place Maps - Displays a county boundary with a selected city or town within.
AM, FM & TV Stations - Find broadcast station facilities for location and identification by city, state or ZIP.

By County
Fatal Vehicle Accidents - Info on number of fatal vehicle accidents by county and state.
U.S. Demographics - Census demographics linked to city, state or county.
County Maps - Displays a county boundary map with cities, towns & roads.
County Subdivisions - Displays boroughs, townships, villages, districts & barrios.
County & Place Maps - Displays a county boundary with a selected city or town within.

By State
Fatal Vehicle Accidents - Info on number of fatal vehicle accidents by county and state.
IP Location - Find city, state and country of an IP address worldwide.
SIC Codes - Get counts of businesses based on type or SIC code by state.
U.S. Demographics - Census demographics linked to city, state or county.
AM, FM & TV Stations - Find broadcast station facilities for location and identification by city, state or ZIP.
Congress Maps - Maps of congressional districts and info on representatives, by state or ZIP.

By School District
School District Maps - Displays public school district boundary maps.
Public Schools - Get information on schools by name, district, or location.

1 comment:

Bill said...

If you're curious about ZIP code demographics but don't know the ZIP code, there's a site called ZipWho.com that lets you perform sort of a "reverse lookup" on ZIP codes. You can actually search for all ZIP codes in the U.S. that match some criteria (e.g., median income above $150,000).