For Immediate Release
February 12, 2013

Caliper Offers 2013 ZIP Codes with Census and ACS Demographics

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - Caliper is pleased to announce that January 2013 ZIP Code (USA) data are now available for the entire United States. The ZIP Code data contained on the disc work with the latest versions of Caliper's Maptitude mapping software and TransCAD transportation planning software.

If you make business decisions based on postal data, Caliper quarterly ZIP Code updates will ensure you are using the latest information. Included with the January 2013 ZIP Code (USA) data are nationwide 3-digit and 5-digit ZIP Code areas and a point database of ZIP Code centroids for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories. Caliper updates this file quarterly to provide up-to-date access to United States Postal Service changes.  

The ZIP Code data product comes with 2010 Census, 2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and 2009 ZIP Code Business Patterns data at no additional cost. Included with both the 3-digit and 5-digit ZIP Code area layers are 97 fields of Census data describing population, age, gender, households, and housing units and 311 fields of ACS data describing income, race, ethnicity, occupation, education, language spoken, marital status, travel mode, housing units, and housing value. Also included are 24 fields of ZIP Code Business Patterns data with number of businesses by detailed industry type, number of employees, and annual payrolls. The ZIP Codes are also classified by their rural-urban commuting characteristics.

Sample map of 2013 ZIP Codes with the new 2011 ACS data

About Caliper

Caliper Corporation develops state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. With a focus on usability, Maptitude is designed to be a cost-effective, professional mapping software product. Maptitude enables organizations to leverage their location-based data to improve decision making and planning, while minimizing expenditure through competitively priced solutions.

Caliper is a privately held corporation and is a leading developer of mapping, redistricting, transportation, and GIS software.