All Property: Boston Assessing Department, 1992, Tract Level

Source file: /vol/geo/util/metadata2/mcp/sample_md_tree/boston_foundation/ASSESALT.dbf

Covers land use for all types of property.The City of Boston's Assessing Department is responsible for determining the value of a commercial or residential property. The amount of property taxes paid by the property's owner is determined by the assessed value of the property and building. - This file covers 105,144 parcels of all land use types in the city of Boston. - The total assessed value of the land in 1992 was $8,480,015,400. - The total assessed value of the property in 1992 was $19,740,949,620.

Time Period of Content: 1992

Coordinate System: State Plane Coordinate System 1983, meters

Source: Boston Foundation

Acknowledgements and Restrictions: Datasets in the children and families database were collected from many different sources. Each source was normalized by census tract, blockgroup or zipcode by some folks at Northeastern University. For details on this process and on the Children and Families Database, consult the full documentation provided in bfppp3.doc which should be in the same directory as the tables.

Entity Overview: The entities in this dataset are attributesof 1990 census tracts. To be mapped, these attributes must be joined with an appropriate database of tract polygons.

Attribute Dictionary:
TractCensus Tractn/a
CountNumber of parcels.Parcels
TagrigNumber of agriculture parcels.Parcels
TapartNumber of Apartment building parcels.Parcels
TcomlandNumber of commercial land parcels.Parcels
TcommcoNumber of Commercial condo parcels.Parcels
TcommeNumber of commercial parcels.Parcels
TcondodNumber of condo dwelling parcels.Parcels
TconmastNumber of condo master parcels (common land).Parcels
TconparkNumber of condo parking parcels.Parcels
TexemptNumber of tax exempt parcels.Parcels
TexemptaNumber of tax exempt 121A parcels.Parcels
TindustNumber of industrial parcels.Parcels
Tres1Number of single family residence parcels.Parcels
Tres2Number of two-family resident parcels.Parcels
Tres3Number of three family resident parcels.Parcels
Tres4Number of four family resident parcels.Parcels
TrescomNumber of resident /commercial parcels.Parcels
TreslanNumber of residential land parcels.Parcels
TusemisNumber of parcels for which use is missing.Parcels
TotlandTotal value of land.US_Dollars
TotpropTotal value of property.US_Dollars

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