June 22, 2020

Census Bureau: New Data on Community Resilience Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the Community Resilience Estimates on <www.census.gov> to measure the ability of a population to absorb, endure and recover from the impacts of disasters, including weather-related and disease-related hazard events such as COVID-19. The new experimental data product will be available through a tool which shows risk level by state, county and tract. 

These estimates come from the 2018 American Community Survey, the 2018 National Center for Health Statistics National Health Interview Survey, and Population and Housing Unit Estimates.

Stakeholders including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, academic researchers, and local planners can use the estimates to study the impacts of or plan for mitigation for disasters.

This post was originally published here.