Friday, March 11, 2016

Find the Recreation Hot Spots

Where are the nation's recreation hot spots and retirement destinations? Which local economies are dependent on manufacturing, mining, farming, or federal and state government employment? The USDA's Economic Research Service has new maps and stats that reveal the economic and social characteristics of the nation's 3,000-plus counties.

"The 2015 County Typology Codes classify all U.S. counties according to six mutually exclusive categories of economic dependence and six overlapping categories of policy-relevant themes," explains the ERS. The results are downloadable as an Excel spreadsheet.

Source: USDA Economic Research Service, 2015 County Typology Codes

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