Location Competition Report

Competition Ratios surrounding a Specific Location.

Step #4 in the Location Search Process. 

Location Competition Report provides competition ratios for all practice types for a specific location or address. The competition ratios are then compared to REALratio, our proprietary ratio of population to practitioners for a given area that indicates when a market generally is considered to be saturated.

Four sets of radius and drive time data are displayed combining data for all census block groups in the search area, ensuring the highest level of accuracy.

Optional user-drawn search areas and custom filtering available. Includes free Next Steps Call with your specialist for review and implementation.

2-3 business day turnaround time.

Click here to download a free L-Series sample report.

  • Results Based on Census Block Groups
  • Tailored to Practice Specialty
  • Multiple Report Area Parameter Options*
  • 19 Demographic Factors
  • Current-Year Demographics
  • Forecasted Demographics
  • Total Practitioners for all Types
  • Competition Ratios for all Types
  • REALratio Comparison
  • Map of Report Area
  • Map of Report Area Radius (Miles)
  • Map of Report Area Drive Time or Custom Parameters
  • Results in Dual Format
  • Add 2nd Practice Type to Results*
  • Expedited Delivery Time*
  • Free Next-Steps Call

*Premium feature, upcharge may apply.


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Enter your search parameters and complete your purchase. Then, kick back while we do the hard work!


Your results will be delivered to your email within 2-3 business days. Then schedule your free Next Steps Call with our Specialists to discuss implementation.

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Upcharges may apply for custom filtering features. 

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Parameter Definitions:

Practitioner Type: Every specialty has unique location strategy needs. All reports are tailored specifically to your practice specialty. Competition data and ratios on all practice types in the area are included, as well.

Which best describes your situation?: Are you a Start-Up or an Established practice? Buying or selling? Let us know, this helps us help you. All in strict confidence.

Base Location Address: The fixed address or location that is the starting point for your report.

Describe Your Base Location: Select urban, suburban, or rural.

Report Area Radius (Miles): Mile Radius measurements are used to evaluate the market close to the Base Location. For example, an urban report might use a 1-mile radius, a suburban report 3 miles, a rural report might use 10 miles. Please contact a specialist if you are unsure of the best mile radius for your situation.

Report Area Drive Time - Choose Your Method: Used to evaluate the market close to the Base Location defined as how far a prospective new patient would drive to your practice if they saw your advertisement. Please contact a specialist if you are unsure of the best mile radius for your situation.

1. Report Area Drive Time (Minutes): The travel time a new patient would be willing to drive to your practice. Please contact a specialist if you are unsure of the best drive time for your situation.

2. Provide a Report Area Map: Email your custom report area map along with your order number to your specialist at upload@realscore.com.

3. Provide Report Area Instructions: Let your Specialist create a custom area based on your instructions. This may account for boundaries such as rivers, highways, other man-made barriers, etc.

Add a Second Practice Type: If you want to evaluate a multi-specialty practice, include a 2nd practice type in your results to see data for both at the same time. Data on the number of all practice types in the area are included as well.

Expedited Delivery Time: Expedited turnaround is available, please contact your Specialist to make arrangements. Normal delivery is within 2-3 business days.

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Demographics is so huge when deciding on a practice location – dentists should absolutely take advantage of this service when planning out a new location or deciding to expand into a new area.”

– Dr. Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, Dentaltown

frequently asked questions

What demographics factors are included?

Current and five-year forecasted demographic data includes:

  • Total Population
  • Population by Age Range
  • Population Change by Age Range
  • Average Per Capita Income
  • Average Household Income
  • Households by Income Brackets
  • Households Change by Income Brackets
  • Average Household Size
  • Total Households
  • Total Families
  • Average Family Size
  • Housing Units Breakdown
  • Total Housing Units Change
  • Average Value of Owner-Occupied Units
  • Population by Ethnicity
  • Total Number of Businesses
  • Total Number of Employees
  • Total Sales
  • Retail Data

Where does the demographic data come from?

We obtain demographic data from a top 3rd party Demographic company that takes the raw census information, annual updates, and forecasts then packages it into a format that companies can utilize.  It is the same data used by everyone in the USA.

How do you validate practitioners in a search area?

We utilize the best national practitioner database possible, as well as validating the existence of practitioners using various manual and internet tools to materially ensure the accuracy of competition ratios for all practitioner types.

Why do I need a mile radius and drive time?

For each Census Block Group in your search area, we calculate data using both Radius and Drive Time parameters for the highest return of information. The Radius typically assesses the market in close proximity to a location. Drive Time typically assesses the overall market for a location (i.e. How far a new patient with no prior knowledge of a practice would drive). This presents two outstanding views of the potential practice market. For example, a suburban market search may include a 2-3 Mile Radius and a 10-15 Minute Drive Time. In rare cases, a second radius view instead of drive time may make sense. Talk to your specialist to determine the best Radius and Drive Time for your unique situation.

Do you offer free sample reports?

What is the return policy?

All reports are a snapshot in time. Therefore, due to the digital nature of the reports and that the data changes frequently, returns and refunds are unavailable. However, our policy is to provide unmatched customer satisfaction. If something isn’t right, please contact us right away. Unfortunately, we have no control over the data results, so unhappiness with the results is out of our control.

What is the turnaround time?

2-3 Business Days. Expedited delivery is available. Please consult with your specialist to make arrangements.

What are the best search parameters?

The best search parameters for your results will depend on if your location is rural, suburban, or urban. Major highways, bodies of waters, and railroads may also affect your search parameters. We highly recommend scheduling a free consultation with a Specialist who will provide recommended guidelines based on your situation. Click here to schedule your free consultation now. 

What is a REALratio?

A REALratio is a proprietary ratio of population to practitioners for a given area that indicates when a market generally is considered to be saturated. For example, the REALratio for a General Dentist is 2,000 so if the result of an analysis is 2,000, it indicates that the market is saturated.  A ratio higher than 2,000 would indicate the market has potential for an additional practitioner(s). A number below 2,000 indicates the area is already oversaturated and should be evaluated very carefully.  Different REALratios are utilized for each practice type/specialty.

Will you keep our discussions and my reports confidential?

Yes. We understand that confidentiality is of the utmost importance and we will never disclose any discussions, conclusions, or reports to anyone without your permission.

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