May 25, 2022

Business Reference: “Census Explorer: Retail Edition” Now Available From U.S. Census

A new interactive mapping tool from the U.S. Census to visualize just released data from the County Business Patterns: 2012 report.

…gives users easier access to neighborhood statistics and shows the geographic concentration of electronic shopping and mail-order houses.

See Also: Direct to Previously Released Census Explorer Home Page as well as Census Explorer: Commuting Edition and Census Explorer: People, Education and Income

See Also: Direct to County Business Patterns (CBP) and ZIP Code Business Patterns (ZBP)
Access data tables as well as data sets. 2014 CBP data now live.

See Also: Online Shopping and Mail Order Businesses Jump 27 Percent, Census Bureau Report
May 29, 2014.

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