I have been including my mailing address (which is where I live) in my resume. I got a response from a job I applied for saying that they won't consider me. This was because in their experience people who live in the part of town I do, grow to hate the commute after several months and they're looking for someone long term.
They didn't say which location I would be going to, but I could be willing to relocate. Basically the job was in suburb part of the city I live in now.
Another possible concern is privacy. I'm uploading my resume to several public sites so lots of people could know where I live. I don't really see this as an issue. I live in a shared house.
Is the only benefit of including your address in the resume is in case they need to send you something by mail they won't have to ask you for your address?
Should the address be included in resumes?