User Context Data

GeoIP2 products and services may contain user context data, which gives you additional insight into the users of IP addresses. User context data includes:

This data can enrich your analytics and help with user research.

Static IP scoring

IP addresses may be frequently moved or reassigned by ISPs. We provide a rating of how static the IP address appears to be. The value ranges from 0 to 99.99 with higher values meaning that the IP address appears to be more static, and is not often reassigned.

Many IP addresses assigned to cellular networks return a lower score, under 1.0, because cellular IPs typically serve multiple on-the-move users over a larger area . Broadband IPs associated with a residential connection that don’t change as often typically have a score above 30.

Static IP scoring is included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

  GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
Static IP Scoring None GeoIP2 Insights Web Service

You can read the API specifications for our static IP scoring in our developer's documentation:

User counts

We estimate the number of distinct users who share the same IP address over the past 24 hours. A higher number of users of the same IP address indicates that this is a high-volume IP that could be associated with a corporate proxy, carrier-grade NAT, or other types of shared connections. You can use this output to get a sense of whether this connection is used by one, few, or many different users.

User count data is included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

  GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
User Count Data None GeoIP2 Insights Web Service

You can read the API specifications for our user counts in our developer's documentation:

User types

We analyze IP registration information, traffic, and usage patterns to determine how IP addresses are likely being used. We use this information to flag IP addresses according to a number of different user types.

We flag the following user types:

User type Description
Business This IP address exhibits patterns of usage and transactions consistent with a business.
Cafe This IP is used by a wide variety of end-users, but also exhibits characteristics that indicate it is owned by a business. As opposed to IPs with a user type of traveler, these IPs are not likely located in hotels, airports, etc.

This user type is currently assigned very rarely.
Cellular This IP is likely part of a mobile data network, often used while end-users are away from their homes.
College This IP is part of a college or university campus network, used by college students, faculty, and other employees.
Content delivery network This IP is part of a content delivery network (CDN). CDNs are not normally used to browse the internet, so if you see content delivery network IPs that may indicate that you are sending the IP of your CDN rather than that of the end-user. You should work with your developers to make sure you are obtaining the end client IP by checking HTTP headers set by your CDN.
Dialup This IP uses a dial-up connection to the internet. Dial-up users are rare, so you could check to make sure this connection type is consistent with other details of the transaction.
Government This IP is part of a network used by a government agency.
Hosting This IP is used by a web hosting provider. IP addresses are only used to browse the internet and conduct end-user transactions when the end-user is using a proxy or other anonymizer. If you are seeing end-users from a hosting provider, it may be a strong indicator that the IP address is part of a VPN. Learn more about anonymizer and proxy data.
Library This IP address is part of a network used by a library.
Military This IP address is part of a network used by a military institution or base.
Residential This IP address is likely used for residential internet use.
Router This IP address is likely used by a router.

This user type is currently assigned very rarely and is not actively maintained.
School This IP address is part of a network used by a school.
Search engine spider This IP address is used by a search engine spider to index web sites.
Traveler This IP is used by a wide variety of end-users from different locations. It is likely part of a network used by guests at a hotel, travelers at an airport, or similar.

User type data is included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

  GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
User Type Data GeoIP2 Enterprise Database GeoIP2 Insights Web Service

Our developer's documentation has specifications for our user type data:

Income and population density data

For IP addresses located in the United States only, we provide the average income and population density for the region in which the IP address is located.

Income and population data is included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

  GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
Income and Population Data None GeoIP2 Insights Web Service

You can read the API specifications for our income and population data in our developer's documentation:

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