Minnesota Cost of Living by County

 

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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

 

Section 1

Overview

 

Originator

Natural Resources Research Institute & MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development

Title

Minnesota Cost of Living by County

Abstract

This dataset represents estimated 2018 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

2018

Currentness Reference

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

Place Keywords

Theme Keywords

Theme Keyword Thesaurus

Access Constraints

Use Constraints

Contact Person Information

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Browse Graphic

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Associated Data Sets

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 Name

Valid Values

Definition

Definition Source

FID

-

Internal feature number.

Esri

Shape

-

Feature geometry.

Esri

OBJECTID

-

COUN

-

CTY_FIPS

-

acres

-

Acres in County

County

-

FamilySize

-

Average family size in Minnesota

Adults

-

Typical number of adults in Minnesota family

Children

-

Typical number of children in Minnesota family

Workers

-

Typical work load of adults in Minnesota family

AdultAge

-

Defined age range for adult

YearlyCost

-

Yearly total cost of living: the sum of costs of all 7 categories multiplied by 12 months

Wage

-

Yearly Cost divided by 3,120 hours (1 full-time and 1 part-time workers' hours)

ChildCare

-

Monthly cost of child care

Food

-

Monthly cost of food

HealthCare

-

Monthly cost of health care

Housing

-

Monthly cost of housing, including rent, property taxes, and utilities

Transport

-

Monthly cost of transport and car ownership

Other

-

Monthly costs of other necessities

Taxes

-

Monthly net FICA, federal, and state taxes and tax credits

 

Section 6

Distribution

Publisher

Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)

Publication Date

06/10/2019

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

Distributor's Data Set Identifier

Distribution Liability

Ordering Instructions

Online Linkage

None available

Section 7

Metadata Reference

Metadata Date

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Metadata Standard Name

Metadata Standard Version

Metadata Standard Online Linkage


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