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1. Demographics

This is a U.S. Census Bureau website which gives helpful information categorized by State. More advanced searches are easy by selecting specific Counties and Cities.

Search demographics by zip code.
Links to Local Chamber of Commerce.

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Data on unemployment by state and regions. This is a good tool when considering the possible impact of economic trends / unemployment trends on practices.

3. Businesses in the area:

Useful information when looking at large companies and the insurance they offer / per capital income and its impact on practices.

4. Distance between Cities:

This is a good tool that may come into play when determining the commute time between practices and your home.
This site also gives you demographic detail for a specific city –age, density, education, ethnicity, families, growth, income, skills, school districts, housing and building permits issued, crime, etc. Includes useful maps and grids.

5. Doctor Locator:

This website gives you the number of Doctors within a 1, 3, 5 etc. mile radius. Specific searches for Infant
See participants, Sports Vision etc. This links from the AOA website (not endorsed by AOA)

6. VSP Doctor locator/ search

7. Yellow Pages