Natural Amenities by U.S. County

A 1999 study measuring desirable natural characteristics in U.S. counties

This dataset contains the results on a survey orchestrated by the USDA in 1999, where each of the 3,111 counties in the contiguous United States was measured by its level of winter sunlight, January and July average temperature, water coverage, humidity, and landscape. An aggreggate score determines the over natural amenity level for the county, allowing for a ranking system. Champaign County, for example, is ranked very low, at 3,097 out of 3,111.

(27 columns, 3111 rows)

Examples

Basic Examples

Retrieve the ResourceObject:

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ResourceObject["Natural Amenities by U.S. County"]
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View the data:

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ResourceData["Natural Amenities by U.S. County"]
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View available properties:

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ResourceData["Natural Amenities by U.S. County", "ColumnNames"]
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Visualization

Plot California counties by mean July temperature:

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GeoRegionValuePlot[
 Select[ResourceData[
    "Natural Amenities by U.S. County"], #State == 
     Entity["AdministrativeDivision", {"California", 
       "UnitedStates"}] &][All, #County -> #MeanTempJuly &]]
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Wolfram Research, "Natural Amenities by U.S. County" from the Wolfram Data Repository. (2016) https://doi.org/10.24097/wolfram.11384.data

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