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Old 03-26-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: MN
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In 1999, the USDA Economic Research Service derived an index of natural geographic amenities from data on rural county population change. The following measures were included:

Warm winter (average January temperature)
Winter sun (average January days of sun)
Temperate summer (low winter-summer temperature gap)
Summer humidity (low average July humidity)
Topographic variation (topography scale)
Water area (water area as proportion of total county area)

Data on settlement and economic indicators were used as controls.

If you'd like a visual, click here and look at the top map on page 3.

The original report is here. Specifically, here is a discussion of the measures (w/individual maps). Download an Excel spreadsheet of the data here.

Any thoughts? I'll share my own later.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: IN
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In 1999, the USDA Economic Research Service derived an index of natural geographic amenities from data on rural county population change. The following measures were included:

Warm winter (average January temperature)
Winter sun (average January days of sun)
Temperate summer (low winter-summer temperature gap)
Summer humidity (low average July humidity)
Topographic variation (topography scale)
Water area (water area as proportion of total county area)

Data on settlement and economic indicators were used as controls.

If you'd like a visual, click here and look at the top map on page 3.

The original report is here. Specifically, here is a discussion of the measures (w/individual maps). Download an Excel spreadsheet of the data here.

Any thoughts? I'll share my own later.
The New Hampshire Lakes Region should rank high on the list minus the warm winter temperatures. They rank high in every other category.
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