Polk City Directories Celebrates 150 Years of Data Logging Across the United States


DALLAS, March 3, 2020 / PRNewswire / – This year Polk City Directories, a product of Infogroup, celebrates 150 years of serving one of the oldest centralized sources of business and consumer data.

The roots of the company go back to 1870 as a family business under ralph lane (RL) Polk. Investigators went door to door collecting US Census data. Then RL Polk turned the information into books to sell to local businesses. The directories are now available in paper and digital format.

“Polk town directories are commonly used by police departments,” said Mike Snyder, Managing Director of Polk City Directories at Infogroup. “In June 2019, South Dakota police used the directories to help solve a 51-year-old murder case. “

Directories, which provide an overview of each household, age of residents, presence of children, and other critical information, are also used by fire departments, 911 call centers and other emergency communications personnel. In libraries, patrons have used them to compile family trees. The directories have also helped increase traffic and sales for local businesses.

“If the computers and IT systems of vital personnel fail, we are there for them,” Snyder said. “Polk City Directories is a reliable source for emergencies.”

Digital directories give businesses quick access to the information they need for their day-to-day operations. Thousands of US auto dealers and manufacturers rely on directories for automobile and vehicle data, avenues of conquest, and boat and recreational vehicle information. Real estate companies use digital directories to find information about consumers in neighborhoods, cities, metropolitan areas and more. The directories also include sections organized by alphabet, street and wireless number.

“The longevity of this product speaks for itself; it has helped Infogroup become the trusted choice of communities across the United States for accurate data, ”said Michel Iaccarino, Chairman and CEO of Infogroup. “We are proud that Polk City Directories is the solution of choice for residents for in-depth knowledge of their communities and national markets. “

For more information on Polk City directories or to order our 150th anniversary edition, please call 866.272.6134 or email [email protected].

About the information group
Infogroup is a leading provider of data and data driven marketing solutions for salespeople, marketers and professionals. The company’s solutions are powered by its proprietary business and consumer databases and supplemented with customer and third-party data. Clients range from Fortune 500 and local businesses to political and nonprofit organizations. Infogroup’s cloud-based Data Axle technology enables real-time updates to its corporate and consumer data files, and also provides customers with a real-time API delivery platform for customers. most accurate and up-to-date information to support their marketing and business. Needs. Infogroup has over 45 years of history in creating its own data and makes over 24 million audit calls per year to ensure data quality. For more information, visit www.infogroup.com.

About Polk Town Directories
Polk City Directories was founded in 1870 by ralph lane (RL) Polk. Born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, RL Polk saw the need for a centralized source of community information. Today, directories provide consumer and business records, contact information, and automobile and vehicle data to millions of people across United States. For more information, visit www.polkcitydirectories.com.

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