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Nancy C. Dennis, Business and Economics Librarian

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Nancy Dennis
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Offices: Bertolon 255B (Tues, Thurs, & Fri) Lib210D (Mon & Wed)
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Demographics and Statistics

Zip Codes for Cape Ann

  • Gloucester: 01930, 01931
  • Essex: 01929
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea: 01944
  • Rockport: 01966
  • American FactFinder (US Census)
    Use the community facts function for demographic information. Advanced searches are useful for industry and job information.
    Geared toward real state, it contains all kinds of statistics about Gloucester.
  • Nonemployer Statistics
    Statistics on business that do not have employees and are often unincorporated.
  • CQ State Stats
    Data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more covering more than 15 years.
  • Mass Benchmarks
    Massachusetts State Data Center. A program of the UMass Donahue Institute's Economic and Public Policy Research Unit. Part of the state data center program established by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    Cost of living and salary information.


Zip Codes for Cape Ann

  • Gloucester: 01930, 01931
  • Essex: 01929
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea: 01944
  • Rockport: 01966
  • County Business Patterns
    Number of companies by county, zip codes, and metro business areas. Also by number of employees with total payroll.
  • ReferenceUSA
    "Custom Search" accommodates searches by geography and NAICS/SIC codes. Click "Geography" to limit by state, city, metro area, zip codes, radius, county, street address, and neighborhood.Click "Business Type" to compile a list of firms by keyword/SIC/NAICS and/or major industry group.
  • Google Maps
    Search for restaurants, gift shops, etc. in a town or zip code or other location to identify competitors.
  • Yelp
    Look for similar businesses in your area.


  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
    Provides complete articles and citations of some 2,100 journals covering all business disciplines, including business ethics, sustainability, and business law.
  • LexisNexis
    When searching, combine products, industries, etc. with keywords "consumers," or specific demographic groups.
  • Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
    Provides abstracts and indexing for the following newspapers (cover to cover): The New York Times, Wall Street Journal (Eastern and Western editions), Christian Science Monitor and USA Today.
  • Proquest Newsstand
    Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian and many other national and regional titles. ProQuest Newsstand provides the very latest local, regional and national news.

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