Dataset showing the median amount of contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, and water and sewer) and fuels (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.) for renters if these are paid for by the renter (or paid for the renter by someone else). Gross rent is intended to eliminate differentials which result from varying practices with respect to the inclusion of utilities and fuels as part of the rental payment.
Dataset showing the number of people experiencing homelessness. This data includes people staying in emergency shelters and other programs serving those experiencing homelessness, as well as a head count of those identified as homeless in non-shelter locations on the night of the survey.
Premature death rate measures mortality by counting deaths at earlier ages more than deaths at later ages. For example, when a person dies at 20, this death contributes 55 years of potential life lost. In contrast, when a person dies at age 70, this death contributes only five years of potential life lost to a county. For our purposes, premature deaths occur before age 75. Counties with older populations are more likely to have higher crude premature death rates than counties with younger populations. Therefore, when age-adjusted, we remove the effect of differently aged populations as a risk factor for premature death. This allows us to make a fair comparison of premature death rates across counties.