Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Business Demographics 2008 by GeoLytics

GeoLytics just released the Business Demographics 2008 with all the business and demographic data needed on one DVD. With Business Demographics 2008 you get the 2008 population estimates and 2013 population projections, as well as the 2006 business and industry data, coupled with easy exports and built-in mapping software.

The data in Business Demographics 2008 is from the most up-to-date sources and includes the latest 2006 county and zip code business trends data set, 2008 population estimates, 2013 population projections, 2008 and 2013 consumer expenditures, plus a selection of data from the Census 2000. All of these data are on a single DVD and can be accessed in various geographies, including the nation, state, county, and zip code. The data are also easily exportable for use in your own spreadsheets, statistical programs, or mapping software. For more information, go to: http://geolytics.com/USCensus,BusinessDemographics,Products.asp

The 2006 business data is from the US Department of Commerce’s 2006 County and Zip Code Business Patterns database. Industries include: forestry, fishing, hunting, & agriculture; mining; utilities; construction; manufacturing; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation & warehousing; information; finance & insurance; real estate, rental, & leasing; professional, scientific, & technical services; management of companies & enterprises; administrative, support, waste management & remediation services; educational services; health care & social assistance; arts, entertainment, & recreation; accommodation & food services; and much more.

The 2008 estimates and 2013 projections are the most current demographic data available. It includes variables such as age, race, sex, household type and size, income, housing information and more. The 2008 & 2013 consumer expenditures give you household spending patterns based on the Consumer Expenditure Survey.

The Census 2000 dataset is drawn from the US Census Bureau 2000 Long Form (SF3) and includes information on age, sex, race, marital status, households, language, citizenship status, transportation, school enrollment, education, employment, occupation, industry, disabilities, poverty status, income, housing, rent, mortgage status, and much more. If you want to know the details about the American population, there is no better source then the Census 2000 Long Form, the most comprehensive dataset of its kind.

Like all of GeoLytics’ software products, the Business Demographics 2008 has built-in mapping for creating full color thematic maps of your data. It also allows you to export your data and geographies effortlessly, as either a .csv file, .dbf file, or as geographic boundary files for importing into GIS software programs.



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