Pope County Community

Cash flow Survey

Statistical Report:

Lumberyard Products/Hardware

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jon Anderson, Associate Professor of Statistics

Dr. Engin Sungur, Professor of Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Report

www5555.morris.umn.edu//pope/reportmainframe.html

 

 

 

 

University of Minnesota, Morris

Statistics Discipline

Morris, MN 56267

5/14/02


 

 

 

 

Related Survey Questions:

 

 

7. Do you purchase these products and services for personal use?

8. If yes, what percentage of these purchases and services do you buy in Pope County?

Lumberyard products/hardware

oYES      oNO

o0     o1-20 o21-40 o41-60 o61-80 o81-100

 

16. How important are these factors in encouraging you to spend more locally on hardware and lumberyard products:

Advertise specials and new items

Not Important   o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Offer merchandise to meet immediate needs/emergencies

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Extended hours

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

More selection

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Service

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Updated and clean business interior/exterior

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Convenience

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Competitive pricing

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Parking availability

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Other (please specify)

 

 

Tables:

 

                                     Lumberyard and Hardware                                   

 

         „ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒ†

                                 Importance to Spend More Locally                 

                         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‰        

                            Not   ‚Somewhat ‚         ‚Somewhat ‚  Very           

                         ‚Important‚Unimport-‚Neutral =‚Important‚Important‚        

                            = 1   ‚ ant = 2 ‚    3       = 4      = 5   ‚Total‚   

                         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒ‰   

                            Pct      Pct      Pct      Pct      Pct     N  ‚MEAN‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Advertise                                                            

         ‚Specials and New‚                                                     

         ‚Items                12.4‚      9.6‚     29.4‚     21.6‚     27.1‚  218‚ 3.4‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Offer                                                                

         ‚Merchandise to                                                       

         ‚Meet Immediate                                                       

         ‚Needs-                                                               

         ‚Emergencies           5.9‚      4.1‚     23.2‚     31.8‚     35.0‚  220‚ 3.9‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Extended Hours       11.5‚      5.5‚     29.4‚     32.1‚     21.6‚  218‚ 3.5‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚More Selection        7.3‚      2.7‚     17.8‚     33.3‚     38.8‚  219‚ 3.9‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Service               6.9‚      2.3‚     17.9‚     31.2‚     41.7‚  218‚ 4.0‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Updated and                                                          

         ‚Clean Business                                                       

         ‚Interior-                                                            

         ‚Exterior              7.3‚      6.8‚     27.9‚     29.2‚     28.8‚  219‚ 3.7‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Convenience           4.6‚      3.2‚     16.9‚     36.5‚     38.8‚  219‚ 4.0‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Competitive                                                          

         ‚Pricing               4.6‚      1.4‚      8.7‚     22.4‚     63.0‚  219‚ 4.4‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Parking                                                              

         ‚Availability         10.3‚     13.1‚     31.5‚     24.9‚     20.2‚  213‚ 3.3‚

         Šƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒŒ

 


 

                                Lumberyard Products and Hardware                              

 

   „ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒ†

   ‚Demographics                       Percent Spent Locally                             

                  ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‰        

                                                                     81-          

                  ‚Missing ‚Zero %=0‚1-20%=1 ‚21-40%=2‚41-60%=3‚61-80%=4‚ 100%=5 ‚Total‚   

                  ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒ‰   

                    Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     N  ‚MEAN‚

   ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

   ‚Location of                                                                    

   ‚Residence:                                                                     

   ‚Missing               .‚       .‚    50.0‚       .‚       .‚    50.0‚       .‚    4‚ 2.5‚

   ‚Rural               2.5‚     7.4‚    23.1‚    13.2‚    18.2‚    18.2‚    17.4‚  121‚ 2.7‚

   ‚In Town            1.0‚     5.1‚    19.2‚    17.2‚    10.1‚    19.2‚    28.3‚   99‚ 3.1‚

   ‚Nearest City:                                                                  

   ‚Missing               .‚       .‚       .‚       .‚    50.0‚    50.0‚       .‚    2‚ 3.5‚

   ‚Cyrus                 .‚    27.3‚    27.3‚     9.1‚    18.2‚       .‚    18.2‚   11‚ 1.9‚

   ‚Farwell               .‚       .‚       .‚   100.0‚       .‚       .‚       .‚    3‚ 2.0‚

   ‚Glenwood            1.1‚     2.1‚    20.0‚    12.6‚    14.7‚    17.9‚    31.6‚   95‚ 3.2‚

   ‚Long Beach            .‚     6.7‚     6.7‚    13.3‚       .‚    46.7‚    26.7‚   15‚ 3.5‚

   ‚Lowry                 .‚    18.8‚    31.3‚    18.8‚    18.8‚    12.5‚       .‚   16‚ 1.8‚

   ‚Sedan                 .‚    30.8‚    23.1‚    30.8‚       .‚     7.7‚     7.7‚   13‚ 1.5‚

   ‚Starbuck            4.8‚       .‚    21.4‚     9.5‚    14.3‚    28.6‚    21.4‚   42‚ 3.2‚

   ‚Villard             4.2‚     4.2‚    33.3‚    16.7‚    25.0‚    12.5‚     4.2‚   24‚ 2.2‚

   ‚Westport              .‚       .‚    33.3‚       .‚       .‚       .‚    66.7‚    3‚ 3.7‚

   ‚Adults Employed‚                                                                

   ‚Outside Pope                                                                  

   ‚County?                                                                        

   ‚Missing             1.6‚     1.6‚    17.2‚    18.9‚    12.3‚    23.0‚    25.4‚  122‚ 3.2‚

   ‚Yes                 2.7‚    12.0‚    28.0‚    12.0‚    18.7‚    12.0‚    14.7‚   75‚ 2.4‚

   ‚No                    .‚    11.1‚    25.9‚     3.7‚    11.1‚    22.2‚    25.9‚   27‚ 2.9‚

   ‚12 to 18 Year                                                                  

   ‚Olds in Family?‚                                                                

   ‚Yes                 1.9‚     9.6‚    24.0‚    15.4‚    10.6‚    12.5‚    26.0‚  104‚ 2.7‚

   ‚No                  1.7‚     3.3‚    20.0‚    14.2‚    17.5‚    25.0‚    18.3‚  120‚ 3.0‚

   ‚Disposable                                                                     

   ‚Income:                                                                        

   ‚Missing               .‚     4.8‚    28.6‚    14.3‚    14.3‚     9.5‚    28.6‚   21‚ 2.8‚

   ‚$14 K or less       6.7‚    13.3‚    13.3‚    20.0‚    20.0‚    13.3‚    13.3‚   15‚ 2.5‚

   ‚$15 K - $29 K         .‚     2.8‚    27.8‚    16.7‚    19.4‚    16.7‚    16.7‚   36‚ 2.7‚

   ‚$30 K - $44 K       3.0‚     3.0‚    14.9‚    17.9‚    17.9‚    32.8‚    10.4‚   67‚ 3.0‚

   ‚$45 K - $59 K         .‚     9.5‚    33.3‚    11.9‚     7.1‚    11.9‚    26.2‚   42‚ 2.6‚

   ‚$60 K - $75 K         .‚    15.4‚    15.4‚    15.4‚     7.7‚    15.4‚    30.8‚   26‚ 2.8‚

   ‚$75 K or more       5.9‚       .‚    17.6‚       .‚    11.8‚    11.8‚    52.9‚   17‚ 3.9‚

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Charts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reactions & Comments:

 

Approximately 95 percent responded that they purchase hardware or lumberyard products.  About 48 percent of hardware and lumberyard spending is within the county.

 

Respondents from Glenwood, Starbuck, and Long Beach purchases significantly more hardware and lumber products within the county than those from Cyrus, Lowry, or Sedan.

 

Families with someone working outside the county purchase a lower proportion of hardware and lumber products within the county.  The difference in spending is greater for those outside the Glenwood – Long Beach area.

 

Higher incomes tend to purchase more of these products within the county than those with lower family incomes.

 

Advertising specials does not appear to have nearly as strong an impact on spending more than some of the other products studied in the survey.

 

More selection, convenience, better service, competitive pricing were all mentioned as factors that would encourage more local spending.

 

 

Written Comments:

 

*majority can be bought here

*hardware store exterior not very attractive and has no display windows

*friendly people

*Having Personnel available to answer questions

*lumberyard is not open when I get home from work

*carpentry business

*Not used much