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Data Census Gov
This database from the U.S. Census provides information about people, including
Esri Zip Code Lookup Tool
Use the Zip lookup tool to identify the top three lifestyle characteristics of a zip code. A subscription is required to access the full database.
Zip Code Look-Up
From Claritas, use the Zip Code Look-Up tool to find demographics for zip codes. Subscription required to access the full database.
County Level Data Sets
From the USDA - ERS, this site provides state and county-level data on population, poverty, education, employment, unemployment, and median household income.
Databases - Not for Commercial Use
Although the databases below are not for commercial use, you may be able to get some leads. For example, if you identify an association used in a report, go to that association's website and you might be able to obtain freely available information to use in your analysis.
Market research reports from leading research firms, as well as reports from MarketLooks. Subjects covered include consumer & personal products, demographics, engineering & construction, food & beverage, and more.
Grants easy and fast access to the same best-in-class consumer and market intelligence used by business professionals around the world.
Library Reference Sources
When doing market research the investigator, at the very least, wants to find out demographics, income, and who is spending money on a product. The sources here will help with this process.
American Incomes : Demographics of Who Has Money
This 2016 online source "looks at household income trends by age, household type, race and ethnicity, education, region of residence, and work status...It includes an analysis of hard-to-get discretionary income figures, produced by New Strategists' statisticians specifically for this book."
The Baby Boom : Americans Born 1946 to 1964
This 2015 source provides insights for this demographic in a number of areas (e.g., attitudes, health, spending).
Demographics of consumer demand. Find the best and biggest customers for hundreds of individual products and services. Published in 2014.
This publication fom Richard K. Miller & Associates provides trends on consumer behavior across a wide range of industries and demographics. Clicking on the title will direct you to various library editions it owns, some in print, and another online.
Generation X : Americans Born 1965 to 1976
Published in 2015, this source provides statistical information on the attitudes and behavior, education, health, income, labor force, living arrangements, popoulation, spending and wealth of young adults born from 1965 to 1976.
Household Spending : Who Spends How Much and on What.
2014 ed. of this source presents data on consumer spending, including apparel, entertainment, financial products and services, health care, gifts, housing, and transportation. Provides an overview of spending trends.
The Millennials : Americans Born 1977 to 1994
Statistical information on the attitudes and behavior, education, health, income, labor force, living arrangements, popoulation, spending and wealth of young adults born from 1977 to 1994. Published in 2015.