What Does Your Zip Code Say About You? This Site Tells You

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Since 1969, “Sesame Street” has been asking kids all over the world the same question: “Who are the people in your neighborhood?” From Firemen to Postmen, even Barbara Walters, they taught us the answers, albeit leaving out more colorful characters like homeless people, flashers, and even the crackhead that broke into my car and stole my GPS system a few weeks ago.

Thanks to technology, instead of asking questions, we can just type our zip codes into a search engine and learn about, well, everything about the neighborhood you live in and the people who live there. Introducing Esri Zip Code Lookup.

Simply enter your zip code into the search engine. Then Esri will break down your zip code into age, income and population density; but the best part is the “Lifestyle” section, which gives a pretty entertaining and scarily-accurate paragraph description of what life in your particular area is like. It’s eerily spot-on.

Here are a few examples:

The up-and-coming neighborhood of Astoria, Queens (11102)


The snowy college town known as Syracuse, NY (13210)


The country music haven Nashville, TN (37205)


The “beautiful people” of Beverly Hills, CA (90210)


The Ultra Upper-Class area known as Great Falls, VA (22066)


The bustling metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia


Pittsburgh, PA, which is apparently a geriatric’s dream


The ultra-rural Thompson, PA


Where does your Zip Code land? Is the description spot on? Let us know.

[via Esri]

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