Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions about your Main Street Reports account and our demographics reports.

What is the difference between your standard-radius report and custom-radius report?

Our radius reports show cumulative demographic data for 3 circular areas surrounding the location you specify. In a standard-radius report the 3 areas are based on radius values of 1 mile, 3 miles and 5 miles; these values cannot be customized. In a custom-radius report you may customize the size of each circle by specify the radius for each one, using values ranging from a quarter mile to 100 miles.

Where do you get the data for your reports?

Our reports use data from the American Community Survey Census conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The specific years are 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018 of the American Community Survey. The data obtained from the survey and used in our reports include the following data sets: Population, Age by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, Education by Sex, Education Attainment by Sex, School Enrollment by Sex and Age, Marital Status by Sex, Households, Presence of Children, Household Size, Detailed Household Income, Transportation to Work, Travel Time to Work, Vehicles Available by Tenure, Total Employees, Population Employment Sector by Sex, Housing Units: Year Structure Built, Price Asked, Mortgage Status, Mortgage Cost, Gross Rent, When Moved In, Home Value (Owner-Occupied)

I am trying to generate a radius report with radius values other than 1 mile, 3 miles and 5 miles. How can I do so?

You can customize your radius values if you have signed up for a Custom Radius report product. If you have a Standard Radius report or Zip Code report product, you will need to upgrade your account to a Custom Radius option. Upgrades can be made through the report portal using the Upgrade link found in the left side navigation. If you have any questions before you decide to upgrade you can contact support by email at or you can contact us online through our contact request form.

What is meant by a radius report?

A radius report is a report that shows cumulative demographic data for a circular area around a given location. The size of the circle is determined by a given radius. Our reports show data for 3 different circular areas, based on 3 different radius values, around a given location. Our standard-radius report shows data for 1-mile, 3-mile and 5-mile radius values. Our custom-radius report allows you to specify the 3 radius values, from a quarter mile to 100 miles

What is Main Street Reports?

Main Street Reports has made demographic reporting for the real estate market easy. Forget trying to source population data from this website and that website. We’ve already done the heavy lifting pulling together the US Census data and American Community Survey (ACS). Don’t understand spreadsheets, calculations, formulas, ugh. Don’t waste time searching for how to do this or that, we’ve taken care of it. Our demographic reports are loaded with summaries, percentages and line items. Everything you need.