When was the MSP Metro Built?

Unlike Indianapolis, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro doesn’t have building footprints that are easy to match to property tax assessments, but MetroGIS does do an excellent job of standardizing and consolidating the parcel-level tax data into a single shapefile. This allows a map of the construction date by parcel for the entire metro. The downside is that parcels with larger land area carry a disproportionate amount of visual weight.


Here’s a summary for the entire metro, each county, and each of the Twin Cities:

Distribution of Building Age in the MSP Metro
Building Age by County:
Building Age by City: