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Census Zip Codes: Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs)

Zip Code Tabulation Areas ( ZCTAs), are generalized area representations of US Post Office zip code service areas.
   Some addresses will have  a ZCTA that is different from their USPS zip code
   Some USPS ZIP Codes represent very few addresses. These are not assigned a ZCTA.
The above and more information about ZCTAs are available on census.gov .

Find Data Profiles for a Zip Code Tabulation Area

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American Community Survey (ACS) Data Profiles are only available for ZCTAs in the 5-year estimates. More information about the ACS.

 

Step 1  In the data.census.gov search box, type the zip code and the word profile
           
Then click Search

census ZCTA step 1


Step 2 
Click on the View All Tables icon (on the lower right)

Step 2  select View All Tables


Step 3 
Click in the left column to select different Data Profile tables.

           Hover your cursor over a data cell to scroll up/down and side-to-side in the table
census zcta step 3


Step 4  Hide/Show data category rows:

             click  >  to show the lower data levels
             click  v  to hide the lower data levels

census zcta step 4. Show or hide data category rows

Data Profiles contain commonly needed data from the American Community Survey (ACS) for a variety of social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics.
These are the main headings of data in each of the four Data Profile tables (DP02 - DP05)

(from the ACS 2018 5-year estimates tables)

Table DP02.  Selected Social Characteristics

HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
RELATIONSHIP
MARITAL STATUS
FERTILITY
GRANDPARENTS
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
VETERAN STATUS
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
RESIDENCE 1 YEAR AGO
PLACE OF BIRTH
U.S. CITIZENSHIP STATUS
YEAR OF ENTRY
WORLD REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
ANCESTRY
COMPUTERS AND INTERNET USE

Table DP03.  Selected Economic Characteristics

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
COMMUTING TO WORK
OCCUPATION
INDUSTRY CLASS OF WORKER
INCOME AND BENEFITS
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
PERCENTAGE ... BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL

Table DP04.  Selected Housing Characteristics

HOUSING OCCUPANCY
UNITS IN STRUCTURE
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
ROOMS
BEDROOMS
HOUSING TENURE
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
OCCUPANTS PER ROOM
VALUE
MORTGAGE STATUS
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME
GROSS RENT
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Table DP05.  ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates

SEX AND AGE
RACE
Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Total housing units
CITIZEN, VOTING AGE POPULATION

More information about the ACS