Business Resources

Demographics Now

Demographics – statistics for a given population – seems like a dry, difficult topic to research, but it’s essential for those starting a new business, marketing to customers, or nonprofits looking for grants. Fortunately, the library has an easy, efficient tool for finding these statistics for people or businesses – Demographics Now. Doing a business plan? Click on “Run a Quick Report” for an easy way to find business sites, local market comparisons, and a market demand map. Find demographics for locations from the entire U.S. down to zip code or census block level – including general population characteristics, consumer expenditures, and “lifestyle reports”. Find out what percentage of people in a zip code claim to “enjoy eating foreign foods” or “dress to please myself”. For more help, check out their video tutorials on how to use the product.

~ Dana the Digital Docent
Posted Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:14:32

We live in the Information Age.  Let's start acting like it.


The library connects the Spokane business community with the same resources that would otherwise be within the reach of only wealthy individuals or large corporations.  Let's use that power to our collective advantage. 


Of the range of business questions the library receives, the queries tend to fall into the following broad categories:

To connect with Mark Pond, our Business Reference Librarian, you can find him on LinkedIn, Facebook, and on Twitter.

If you don’t find what you were hoping to find on these pages either call the Downtown Library Reference Desk at 444-5336 or email the library staff.  Alternately, if you do find the information you were looking for, we'd like to hear about that as well.

Best wishes to you and the Spokane business community!