Natural Amenities Scale

The natural amenities scale is a measure of the physical characteristics of a county area that enhance the location as a place to live. The scale was constructed by combining six measures of climate, topography, and water area that reflect environmental qualities most people prefer. These measures are warm winter, winter sun, temperate summer, low summer humidity, topographic variation, and water area. The data are available for counties in the lower 48 States. The file contains the original measures and standardized scores for each county as well as the amenities scale.

A map show the ERS natural amenitites scale for the United States

    Data Set Last Updated Next Update
    Natural amenities scale (including the 6 components) for U.S. counties 9/30/1999
    Natural Amenities Scale
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    Last updated: Friday, September 01, 2017

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