Reverse Address Lookup
To find out who lives at a certain address, you need a system which will give you the most up to date and high quality listings possible...
Until the popularity of the Internet really took off, you couldn't really search the whole of the addresses of the USA in just a few seconds, which is what you can do today. To find out who lives at a certain address, you've got to use a search system which has the information of "who lives where" for every single house in America.
To date, there are several services which you can use to perform a reverse address search. The most popular way (mainly because they have 180 million records) is to use the reverse address lookup tool at Whitepages.com.
This will search the national estate register to bring up the details for who lives at that address for you. It will only reveal the registered name of the owner of the property. It won't reveal any information about who else lives there, etc.
If you want to find this information, you will have to use the search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Live to search for the address to see where it has been posted online. Sometimes, people list their address on personal blogs, etc, allowing you to see who lives at the address and some more information about them.
If this doesn't work then your next port of call will have to be the social networks such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo. These web sites have many millions of people registered, all posting masses of personal information. Using the search tools on their sites should bring back the information you need if it indeed exists on them.
If all those fail or you don't get the information you want, then you can always rely on services such as Gov-Records.com to provide you with high quality background information for addresses. Try the search at the top of this page to see if that have any results.