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Type of site
|Social networking / information site|
City-Data is an Illinois-based social networking and information website that presents data and information pertaining to United States cities, and offers public online forums for discussion. US cities, counties, zip codes, and neighborhoods are profiled and compared using governmental data about race, income, education, crime, weather, housing, maps, air pollution, and religions. The site contains information about home value estimates (including recent home sales), local businesses, schools (including their demographics and test scores), hospitals, libraries, tourist attractions, local businesses, restaurant inspection findings, building permits, bridge conditions, hotels, water systems, airports, cell phone towers, property tax assessments, and car accidents.
City-data.com is owned and operated by Advameg, Inc. of Hinsdale, Illinois. The information on the website includes consumer names and street addresses, obtained via FOIA requests and other public records; City-Data has an opt-out feature to break the web-visible association between names and street addresses, but does not remove the consumer names themselves.
City-data also has an extremely extensive forums section. This section includes hundreds of thousands of discussion threads on the merits of moving to particular states, cities, towns, and neighborhoods in the United States and all over the world. There are also non-geographic forum groups covering every conceivable topic such as health, nutrition, consumer affairs, automotive care, home maintenance, financial advice, sports, pets, gardening, entertainment, travel, religion, environmentalism, nature, weather, military life, politics, relationships, parenting, caregiving, history, genealogy, and countless other topics.