Demographic data is indispensable in developing an understanding of different communities.
HOW TO FIND:
HomeTownLocator has developed a neighborhood research tool where you simply input an address of interest and then instantly obtain a two-page report for the local area. The report includes information for the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data, applicable school attendance zones for the address, a map of the local area and a customized directory for that specific address.
You'll find a EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Tool about mid-way down the home page of Rhode Island Gazetteer. You'll also find additional copies of the address input form above the map on profile pages for cities, towns and ZIP Codes.
The HomeTownLoctor State Gazetteers have boundary maps for:
Within State Rankings
Using the Census Data Comparison Tool, you can rank the top (or bottom) 200 cities, Counties 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 it's 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 Rhode Island 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 public and private schools, school districts, school attendance zone boundaries with 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.