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Health and Physical Activity - Physical Activity - ERS natural amenity index, 1999
  • Added 23 Aug 2016

{"definition": "Index of natural amenities constructed by USDA's Economic Research Service, ranging from 1 to 6, where 1=lowest amenity score and 6=highest amenity score. It is based on the premise that people are drawn to areas with varied topography; lakes, ponds, or oceanfront; warm, sunny winters; and temperate, low-humidity summers.The index measures a county's natural amenities score as a standard deviation from the all-county mean value.Counties having large negative index values indicate a much lower score than the all-county mean.Large, positive scores indicate counties with natural amenities higher than the mean value for all counties. Note: Alaska and Hawaii are excluded.", "availableYears": "1999", "name": "ERS natural amenity index, 1999", "units": "Legend", "shortName": "NATAMEN", "geographicLevel": "County", "dataSources": "Natural Amenities Drive Rural Population Change, AER-781, USDA, ERS (, and the ERS Natural Amenities Scale ("}


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Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 3143
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Added 23 Aug 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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