Metadata: Minnesota Cost of Living by County

Minnesota Cost of Living by County

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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
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  4. Coordinate System
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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."

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Time Period of Content Date: 2019

Currentness Reference: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. https://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/col/method-col.jsp

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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

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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

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Section 5: Attributes

Overview: See the full Methodology PDF available at 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: 05/04/2020

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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Section 7: Metadata Reference

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