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Q: # of houses within 2 miles ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: # of houses within 2 miles
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: jmanly-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 14 Sep 2005 15:49 PDT
Expires: 14 Oct 2005 15:49 PDT
Question ID: 568127
I want to do door hangers on every apartment & house within 2 miles of
my business. Is there a way to determine how many houses there are?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 14 Sep 2005 16:31 PDT

Where are you?

Clarification of Question by jmanly-ga on 14 Sep 2005 17:08 PDT
Phoenix, AZ zip 85053. centered at 35th ave and Thunderbird

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 14 Sep 2005 17:22 PDT
Within 2 miles of your business there are:

27,028 residence addresses


1,417 business addresses

Just to be clear, this is a count of the addresses within a 4 mile
wide circle, with your business at the center.

I'd be happy to post the details of how I arrived at these figures, as
an answer to your question.  But before doing so, I wanted to make
sure that these were the sort of ballpark numbers you were expecting.

If you want to adjust the distance to make for a larger or smaller
number of deliveries, I'd be glad to do so.

Let me know what you think,


Clarification of Question by jmanly-ga on 14 Sep 2005 20:41 PDT
That is more than I thought. Could you do a 3 mile circle, 1 1/2 miles
in each direction and post that as your answer. Thank you
Subject: Re: # of houses within 2 miles
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 15 Sep 2005 04:39 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

A site called Mellisa Data has some very nice, very handy lookup tools
for demographic information.

Here's a link to a search I conducted at Melissa Data for the number
of addresses within a 1.5 mile radius of your location:

This is a tabel of Post Office carrier routes in the area -- the
actual number of addresses that each postal delivery person services
on his/her route.

As you can see at the bottom of the table, the total number of
addresses in a 1.5 mile radius circle is:

15,274 residence addresses

662 business addresses 

Note that for each route, some information is provided on the distance
from your location, as well as some income ("upper middle") and age
("younger") descriptions -- this may help you fine-tune your

I took the liberty of conducting a similar search for a 1-mile radius circle:

which shows 8,214 residential, and 446 business addresses.

Other Melissa lookup tools are here:

in case you want to have some fun exploring.

All the best in your ventures.


search strategy -- Used bookmarked site for Melissa Data
jmanly-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you for the prompt, detailed answer.

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