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Welcome to the CDXZipStream February 2015 Newsletter
developed a new free template for verifying and parsing address
data using the web-based Excel add-in CDXStreamer. The latest
American Community Survey data for the years 2008-2012 is now
available for census tracts in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; this census
tract database is a separate purchase and is compatible with all
demographic versions of CDXZipStream.
Easy Address Verification in an Excel Template
We now offer a
free Excel template that will automatically verify and parse an
address list using our Excel add-in CDXStreamer.
verification is a key step to getting the most bang for the buck
with any direct mail campaign.
Just paste your address list into the template and
press a button to start the verification process. Input addresses can
be in single-line format or separate address components (street,
city, state, ZIP Code) can be entered in different columns. The
output provides the verified address data in both single-line and
parsed format, and includes ZIP+4 codes. Verified addresses follow US
Post Office formatting standards. Here's a sample of input and output
download this template here.
CDXZipStream can also perform address verification, the smaller
desktop database of MapPoint does limit its accuracy. In contrast
CDXStreamer is a web-based service using USPS databases that reside
on CDX Technology servers, and can provide true address verification
for long lists of addresses in Excel. It is available as a free 7-day
trial which can be evaluated with the new template. Please refer to CDXStreamer pricing
for either monthly or one-time payment plans.
the Latest ACS Data by Census Tract
We have just
updated the CDXZipStream Census Tract data feed from the American
Community Survey, for the years 2008-2012. The feed includes all
census tracts in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and covers a wide
array of demographic data such as: age, individual earnings,
educational attainment, household size, household income, housing
value and rent, marital status, population, race, and school
enrollment. Most of these where relevant are also provided by gender.
tracts are on average about half the size of ZIP Codes, they offer a
more precise demographic snapshot. A complete listing and description
of each demographic variable is provided in the downloadable document
Data Feeds and Definitions.
Here's a quick
tutorial on how to use CDXZipStream to retrieve census tract data:
Demographics for an Address List
To access the
data, census tract codes (also referred to as FIPS codes), must be
provided as input in an Excel worksheet. CDX Technologies also offers
a free Excel template that can identify census tract codes for an
address list - please see the article Get
Census Tract FIPS Codes in an Excel Template for more
tract database is compatible with all demographic versions of
CDXZipStream. It is a separate purchase and is currently priced at
Super Easy Address Verification in an Excel Template
Get the Latest ACS Data by Census Tract