Demographic research
April 29, 2015 5:23 AM

I would like to find someone who can appropriately choose a representative set of zip codes from a larger set. How could I get someone to choose, in an intellectually defensible way, a list of 30 to 50 zip codes that essentially represent my entire state? In other words, how could I come up with a list of 30 to 50 zip codes that economically/demographically are a representative subset of the entire state? My state encompasses roughly 700 zip codes. I have lots of data for each zip code. Each zip code takes me roughly 20 to 30 minutes to analyze. I’d like to analyze the entire dataset from my state, but I don’t have the time. I think a second-best solution would be to come up with a set of 30 to 50 zip codes, analyze the data from them, and draw conclusions about the makeup of the state from that data. I have a budget for getting the list of 30 to 50 zip codes and could pay someone a reasonable amount. Indeed, if you have reasonable confidence that you know how to do this, please make me an offer.

payscale: short-term research contract
job type: contract
posted by Mr. Justice to Et cetera

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