Minnesota Cost of Living by County

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Section 1 Overview
Originator Natural Resources Research Institute
Title Minnesota Cost of Living by County
Abstract This dataset represents estimated yearly costs of living for an average Minnesota family of 3: 2 parents (1 full-time and 1 part-time worker) and 1 child. Data obtained from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: "The Cost of Living Study provides a yearly estimate of the basic-needs cost of living in Minnesota, for individuals and families, by county, region, and statewide. The study examines monthly living costs in seven cost categories: food, housing, health care, transportation, child care, other necessities, and net taxes. Total costs are presented as yearly and hourly dollar amounts."
Purpose
Time Period of Content Date 2016
Currentness Reference Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. https://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/col/method-col.jsp
Progress
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.269864
-89.397120
49.404536
43.435384
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Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview See the full Methodology PDF available at https://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/col/method-col.jsp.
Detailed Citation https://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/col/method-col.jsp
Table Detail:
MNcounty_CostOfLiving
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
FID
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Internal feature number.Esri
Shape
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Feature geometry.Esri
OBJECTID
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COUN
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CTY_FIPS
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acres
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Acres in County
County
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FamilySize
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Average family size in Minnesota
Adults
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Typical number of adults in Minnesota family
Children
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Typical number of children in Minnesota family
Workers
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Typical work load of adults in Minnesota family
AdultAge
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Defined age range for adult
YearlyCost
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Yearly total cost of living: the sum of costs of all 7 categories multiplied by 12 months
Wage
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Yearly Cost divided by 3,120 hours (1 full-time and 1 part-time workers' hours)
ChildCare
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Monthly cost of child care
Food
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Monthly cost of food
HealthCare
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Monthly cost of health care
Housing
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Monthly cost of housing, including rent, property taxes, and utilities
Transport
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Monthly cost of transport and car ownership
Other
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Monthly costs of other necessities
Taxes
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Monthly net FICA, federal, and state taxes and tax credits


Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
Publication Date 10/24/2017
Contact Person Information Kristi Nixon, GIS Specialist
University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN  55811
Phone: 218-788-2645
Email: knixon@d.umn.edu
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