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SummaryThis index is based on estimates of transportation costs for a family that meets the following description: a 3-person single-parent family with income at 50% of the median income for renters for the region (i.e. CBSA). The estimates come from the Location Affordability Index (LAI). The data correspond to those for household type 6 (hh_type6_) as noted in the LAI data dictionary. More specifically, among this household type, we model transportation costs as a percent of income for renters (t_rent). Neighborhoods are defined as census tracts. The LAI data do not contain transportation cost information for Puerto Rico.InterpretationValues are inverted and percentile ranked nationally, with values ranging from 0 to 100. The higher the transportation cost index, the lower the cost of transportation in that neighborhood. Transportation costs may be low for a range of reasons, including greater access to public transportation and the density of homes, services, and jobs in the neighborhood and surrounding community. Data Source: Location Affordability Index (LAI) data, 2008-2012.Data Current as of: 2/22/2017References:www.locationaffordability.infohttp://lai.locationaffordability.info//lai_data_dictionary.pdf

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
    Number
  • GEOID
    Text
  • STATE
    Text
  • COUNTY
    Text
  • TRACT
    Text
  • tcost_idx
    Number
  • Shape__Area
    Number
    0.931640625 to 1775133682304.45
  • Shape__Length
    Number
    7.95682771492287 to 12774487.7815424

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