You go to BLS.gov. Click on any one of the links up on their menu that you fancy - I specifically am interested in Consumer Expenditures or disposable income...potential demand..things of those nature...or almost anything else. You notice the level of detail many of their variables drill down to....at most...sadly only the county and most likely only the state level.
Well, I want that data for each zip code. I know paid products that can do it (which somehow seem to derive their information from bls.gov for the current year...confusing me quite a bit), but what about fairly recent (I can't handle the option of only having data from 2007 for instance), high quality, open data sets for economic factors like these here?
I suspect any open governmental dataset like this would involve using the TIGER files (although I checked there and they seemed pretty limited) - which if you can find would still be useful to me but....just not match up very well to the actual zip codes I'm forced to use in my project.
USPS zip codes would be great if there's a DB of that somewhere that's relatively recent.
Anything commercial (besides esri or arc) that does this?
Open to anything you got. Also I don't want shapefiles - I'd need to have it as just a cvs or even a text format or some derivative thereof I can import into excel.