Neighborhood Link Launches Expanded Zip Code Search

Neighborhood Link recently launched expanded neighborhood search results when searching our system for neighborhoods by zip code. Now along with a list of neighborhoods, you will find a complete demographic profile for the zip code. Also, all Neighborhood Link neighborhood websites now have a link under the resource guide section labeled Zip Code profile. Clicking on the link will take you to a profile of the zip code your neighborhood is located in.

You can also search for profiles of other zip codes by going to the main zip code profile index page. There you can look up zip codes by state or by the first two numbers of a zip code as well.

The new zip code profile pages include:
  • An overview of the zip code with useful information such as average home value, median age of the population, percentage of married and single and the longitude and and latitude.
  • A listing of neighborhood websites in the zip code.
  • A real estate section with home value information, links to articles on buying and selling a home, and a form to instantly check your home value.
  • An expanded demographic section with a population breakdown by race, marital status and age graphs, congressional district information, and state and county FIPS codes.
  • There is a complete listing of schools in the zip code and each school name is linked to its own individual school profile page.
  • Local photos from each zip code.
  • Links to the local state sex offender registry where searches for registered sex offenders can be found.
The main zip code profile index page is located at:

Neighborood Watch Websites and Neighborhood Link

Neighborhood Link receives many inquiries about the crime prevention program, Neighborhood Watch, so we thought we'd set the record straight and provide some good information about the Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhood Link is not associated with Neighborhood Watch, however we host hundreds of free websites that are utilized by Neighborhood Watch groups across the US.

What is Neighborhood Watch

Launched in 1972, and sponsored by the National Sheriffs’ Association, Neighborhood Watch counts on citizens to organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their communities, while demonstrating their presence at all times of day and night. The program was developed in response to requests from sheriffs and police chiefs who were looking for a crime prevention program that would involve citizens and address an increasing number of burglaries.

Neighborhood Watch is not just about crime prevention. It is about getting to know neighbors and enhancing the quality of life in the neighborhood. An important goal at neighborhood meetings is to learn more about each other so neighbors are available to help each other during difficult times. These days many Neighborhood Watch groups have begun using websites to help amplify and enhace their efforts. Neighborhood Link, which was established in 1998, hosts over 36,000 neighborhood websites across the country. Out of that 36,000, several hundred are Neighborhood Watch websites.

Below are some examples of Neighborhood Watch groups around the country using Neighborhood Link Websites:

For More Information on the Neighborhood Watch Program:

Source: and the National Crime Prevention Council