Location Affordability Index - All Census Places

Metadata Updated: February 22, 2019

The Location Affordability Index is an indicator of housing and transportation costs at the neighborhood level. It gives the percentage of a given family's income estimated to be spent on housing and transportation costs in a given location for eight different household profiles. It is calculated using actual and modeled data for Census block groups in all 942 Combined Base Statistical Areas, which cover 94% of the U.S. population.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work


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Metadata Created Date May 12, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 22, 2019
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOT JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 12, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 22, 2019
Publisher Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Unique Identifier 337.1
Josh Geyer
Maintainer Email
Qualityresponsibleagency Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
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Agencydataseriesurl http://www.locationaffordability.info/lai.aspx?url=download.php
Agencyprogramurl http://www.locationaffordability.info/
Analysisunit Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)
Bibliographiccitation http://www.locationaffordability.info/
Bureau Code 021:04
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Confidentiality True
Data Quality True
Datagov Dedupe Retained 20190222230752
Data Dictionary http://lai.locationaffordability.info/lai_data_dictionary.pdf
Dictionarylist http://lai.locationaffordability.info/lai_data_dictionary.pdf
Guidelinecompliance True
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Data First Published 2013-11-19
Language en-US
License http://www.usa.gov/publicdomain/label/1.0/
Data Last Modified 2015-08-10
Numberofdatasets 1
Organizationname Department of Transportation / Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Phone 800-245-2691
Program Code 021:058
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > Department of Transportation > Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Related Documents http://www.locationaffordability.info/downloads/ModelingCode.pdf
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 9eec1a39e3ca816aa1dc2066aa8d3c51d4d528f0
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)
Subagency Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Temporal 2006-01-01/2010-12-31
Category Transportation

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