I first posted about City-Data nearly two years ago. It’s an extraordinary research tool. Type in a name of pretty much any good-sized city in the United States and you’ll get a huge amount of….data about that city. It will be displayed in a variety of forms.
Because the availability of information by zip code, I’m adding it to my post about the comparing neighborhoods project I do with my students each year (see A Lesson Highlighting Community Assets — Not Deficits).
As I noted in my original post, it has so much data it can be confusing to English Language Learners. Because of that, the data resources I share in the post about the lesson plan should be sufficient. However, if you want to do a more thorough analysis of communities, City-Data is the way to go.