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.
I was prompted to take another look at City-Data based on a post in Google Maps Mania. If anything, it even gives you more data now, including by zip code.
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.