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Data Axle (InfoGroup) Historic Business and Residential Historical Data: Start

Access to Data

CMU Libraries houses these datasets on the Redivis platform. Follow these steps to gain access to the Data Axle datasets:


1. In order to access these datasets, you will first have to sign up for a Redivis account using your CMU email address.


2. Once you have created your Redivis account, then select "Apply for access" and fill out a form in order to access these datasets.


3. An administrator will review and approve or deny your access to the datasets (you will be notified via email either way).


4. If approved, log back into the Data Axle datasets Redivis record to access the data.


If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Splenda.


NOTE: use of these datasets are only for current CMU faculty, staff, and students.


Data Summary

Data Axle (formerly Infogroup) is a data analytics marketing firm that provides marketing data on millions of businesses and consumers. 


CMU Libraries houses and facilitates access to two forms of Data Axle historical data:


1. Historic Business Data - address-level data on US businesses and other organizations. Data fields include: street address, phone number, number of employees, SIC codes, and more.


2. Residential Historical Data - geo-referenced data on millions of households and basic consumer profiles. Data fields include: household income, home value, years in residence and more. 


The files are organized in state-year format, with each file providing a snapshot of households/businesses at the end of each calendar year. The data can be represented as a time series from 1996-2022 (for business records) and 2006-2022 (for consumer records).


Timeframe Extent: Time series, annual. 1996-2022 (for Historic Business), 2006-2022 (for Residential Historical). NOTE: 2023 data will be available at the end of January 2024.


Geographic Extent: United States of America


Unit of Analysis: Households (for Historical Residential), businesses (for Historic Business)


Business & Economics Librarian

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Ryan Splenda
109C Hunt Library
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
4909 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-2453