More Measures

Looking for more data? We've identified these links to useful data sets and data-rich sites.

Data sets

Foreclosures and homeownership
In Minnesota, scheduled foreclosure sales recorded by the county sheriff's office are commonly used as proxy measure of actual loss of ownership. Minnesota Homeownership Center provides the latest Sheriff Sales summary data, along with other data to expand awareness of Minnesota homeowners' needs and experiences.

Housing segregation
"Exposure index," measures the average racial composition of neighborhoods experienced by members of specific racial groups; "Dissimilarity index" measures to what degree a particular group is distributed across census tracts in relation to another group. Census Scope provides a tool to calculate exposure and dissimilarity indexes by major cities and metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) using 2000 census data.

Data-rich sites

Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors
Provides a range of weekly- and monthly-updated housing data for the Twin Cities 13-county metropolitan area. Includes the number of new listings, average and median sales price, and the affordability index, among many other measures.  Contains quarterly reports on short sales and foreclosures in the Twin Cities 13-county metropolitan area from 2006 to the most recent quarter.

Foreclosure-Response.org
Provides Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) datasets with foreclosure "need scores" for states, counties, cities, and ZIP codes.

Housing construction statistics
Up-to-date housing construction statistics, including new housing starts and building permits. National, state and local data are available.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Quarterly economic and housing market data provided by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research. Also includes special reports and briefing materials on specific topics such as housing market conditions, affordable housing needs, and homeownership trends.

Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Compass
www.mncompass.org
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