When distinct census tracts are blended together in a single Zip Code, the data reflects their average conditions and often gives a false sense of the area.
The result is that potentially great matching neighborhoods can be missed, and erroneous matches can also be produced and delivered to you.
An Economic Lookback at the Lifecycle of the Amplitude Play of the Deepwater GOM with Application to other Trends, Niven Shumaker, Tim Chapman, and Kevin Anderegg, #11017 (2017).
Basin Analysis and Petroleum System Characterization and Modeling, Interior Salt Basins, Central and Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Ernest A.
If there was not a name available, we named the census tract by the largest street intersection in the census tract (e.g., Worcester, MA (Lincoln St/Plantation St) Zip codes were developed by the Postal Service for the purpose of delivering mail, but were never intended to define coherent neighborhoods.