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Est. 2014

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By comparison: quality of life in Olmsted County

By comparison: quality of life in Olmsted County

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - How good is life in Olmsted County? According to the numbers, pretty good. The following charts are based off data assembled by the New York Times:


I. Compared to neighboring counties


II. Compared to other large Minnesota counties:


III. Compared to similar Midwest counties:

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