Demographic data is indispensable in developing an understanding of different communities.
HOW TO FIND:
Which Schools? The interactive state map in the top-level page in the schools section allows you pan and zoom-in to find an area of interest. When you click on the map to place a marker, the schools that serve that location are identified. In addition, this map and all other maps in this section, have an address form field in the upper left. Input an address in the form and you'll find what school zones are applicable for that address.
Which Neighborhoods? The top-level page in the maps section of each state gazetteer is an interactive Neighborhood map that works in a similar fashion to the schools map described above. Pan and zoom-in to an area of interest and mark the spot with a click. You'll immediately have the Neighborhood identified. You can also input an address in the form in the upper left and do the same thing.
Which Congressional District? The interactive Congressional District map works just like the other two maps described above. You can zoom-in and place a marker with a mouse click or you can input an address in the form in the upper-left.
Which ZIP Code? All of the maps in the ZIP Code section are interactive. You can input an address in the form in the upper-left and find the applicable ZIP Code.
Within State Rankings
Using the Census Data Comparison Tool found here, you can rank the top (or bottom) 200 cities, Neighborhoods or ZIP Codes by:
Note that when viewing the profile for any incorporated city, town village, Census Designated Place (CDP), county or ZIP Code, at the bottom of the individual profile for that location is data about how that area compares to its within state peers. Both the peer rank and percentile is included with every profile.
Using the National Census Data Comparison Tool, you can rank the top (or bottom) 200 cities, counties or ZIP Codes in the U.S. for the five key demographic data items used for the within state rankings.
This gazetteer tracks the 40 types of Washington, D.C. physical, cultural and historic features such as lakes, islands, bays, airports, harbors, hosptials, etc., recorded in the Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) maintained by US Geological Survey (USGS).
Once you've selected a feature of interest, the feature location is marked on a searchable map and the page has links to driving directions, local area photos, hotels, and other nearby resources.
The Schools Section of this gazetteer has information for public and private schools, school districts, and school attendance zone boundary maps.
Each school profile has contact information for the school and school district, the number of students, teachers and the student-teacher ratio, the lowest and highest grade in the school and the number of students by grade level.