29715 or 29708 - What your Fort Mill ZIP code says about you!

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29715 or 29708  . . .   What Your Fort Mill ZIP Code Says About You!

 

 

Thinking about building a new home in a different ZIP code from where you currently live?  Check out a new tool by Esri that, if nothing else, is fun to browse as you consider the ZIP code your new home may be built in.  Esri is a geographic information firm who has created a new interactive map which mines socioeconomic and demographic data to create a picture of who lives in each ZIP code.  Esri’s “Tapestry Segmentation” database uses 67 neighborhood classifications, complete with cutesy names like “American Dreamers”, “Front Porches” and “Top Tier”.  The data lets you look into the stereotypical lives of residents in the ZIP code, including their average income, age, and population.

 

 

 

How much truth there is in these broad characterizations is questionable.  Does an entire ZIP code really listen to the same type of radio?  According to 29715 ZIP code compared to 29708- 29715 is younger families, conservative, thrifty and patriotic.  Residents enjoy pastimes of baseball, hunting and bowlng.  In the 29708 ZIP code, affluent young families are trading up to larger homes, accepting  a longer commute to have a suburban lifestyle with lots of outdoor recreational activities.     Interesting . . . Some of the other traits may or may not truly represent ME personally and could be too generalized.   How well do you think Esri captures your ZIP code?

 

 

 

Yet, as I sampled through some other ZIP codes that I am familiar with, I was surprised at how accurate much of the information appeared to be in terms of a general representation.  It was an interesting tool to play around with for a while, and does help me gain a better understanding (if not somewhat subjectively) of the different areas in my city.  Check it out at:

 

http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/ziptapestry

 

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Comments (9)

Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

Great post and welcome to Active Rain! I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future! 

 

Apr 24, 2015 07:08 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Hi Jenny Linich, welcome to the Rain train! I'm glad you made the brave first steps into the blogging world with us! It's a great place to be and I hope to see many more posts from you in the future!

Apr 24, 2015 08:24 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Jenny Linich - Great information for buyers that are checking out different zips codes in your area!  I hope buyers call you for more information on the zip codes they are most interested in!

Apr 24, 2015 10:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Welcome to Active Rain, Jenny Linich. Hope to see more of you around. Are you planning to attend the meet-up in May?

Apr 24, 2015 09:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for great success with your ActiveRain blogs. Follow the bloggers you enjoy, leave lots of comments, and 'like' comments and blogs as you read them. You network will quickly expand.

Use your blog settings to create an automatic signature for your blogs. Readers want to see your contact information and your office address.

Apr 25, 2015 12:18 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Jenny - That sounds like it could be an interesting tool to try and see what you can learn about a neighborhood.

Apr 25, 2015 03:05 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Jenny - Welcome to the Rain, and congratulations on your first post here in the community.

Apr 25, 2015 03:05 PM
Anonymous
Jenny Linich

Thanks to everyone for the support! This tool works on all zip codes, not just Fort Mill - try it on the ones you serve!

Apr 26, 2015 03:28 AM
#8
Frank Harper
Idaho Family Real Estate - Boise, ID
Broker/Owner, Realtor, GRI, SFR.

Welcome to ActiveRain! Great job on your first blog post here in the Rain!

Apr 26, 2015 04:16 AM