U.S. Department of Commerce

The 2007 Statistical Abstract

The National Data Book

Skip top navigation

Geography & Environment

This section presents a variety of information on the physical environment of the United States, starting with basic area measurement data and ending with climatic data for selected weather stations around the country. The subjects covered between those points are mostly concerned with environmental trends but include related subjects such as land use, water consumption, air pollutant emissions, toxic releases, oil spills, hazardous waste sites, municipal waste and recycling, threatened and endangered wildlife, and the environmental industry.

Tables for Geography and Environment Section [PDF 864k]

Air Quality

358 - National Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations by Type of Pollutant: 1990 to 2004 [Excel 24k]

359 - Selected National Air Pollutant Emissions: 1970 to 2002 [Excel 20k]

360 - Selected Air Pollutant Emissions, by Pollutant and Source: 2002 [Excel 28k]

361 - Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases by Type and Source: 1990 to 2004 [Excel 27k]

Environmental Industry; Threatened and Endangered Species

371 - Environmental Industry Revenues and Employment, by Industry Segment: 1990 to 2005 [Excel 32k]

372 - Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plant Species--Number: 2006 [Excel 25k]

Land and Land Use

345 - Land and Water Areas Of States and Other Entities: 2000 [Excel 25k]

346 - Total and Federally Owned Land by State: 2004 [Excel 69k]

347 - Land Cover/Use by Type: 1982 to 2002 [Excel 22k]

348 - Developed Land by Type: 1982 to 2001 [Excel 17k]

349 - Wetlands on Nonfederal Land and Water Areas by Land Cover/Use and Farm Production Region: 2003 [Excel 17k]

350 - Land Cover/Use by State: 1997 [Excel 26k]

351 - Extreme and Mean Elevations--States and Other Areas [Excel 36k]

Solid Waste, Hazardous Waster, and Superfund

362 - Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recovery, and Disposal: 1980 to 2003 [Excel 20k]

363 - Generation and Recovery Of Selected Materials In Municipal Solid Waste: 1980 to 2003 [Excel 27k]

364 - Municipal Solid Waste--Generation and Recovery by Type of Product: 2003 [Excel 46k]

365 - Toxic Chemical Releases and Transfers by Media: 1998 to 2004 [Excel 24k]

366 - Toxic Chemical Releases by Industry: 2004 [Excel 31k]

367 - Toxic Chemical Releases by State: 2004 [Excel 26k]

368 - Hazardous Waste Sites On The National Priority List by State and Outlying Area: 2004 [Excel 40k]

369 - Federal Funding for the Superfund, Brownfields, and Related Programs: 1995 to 2005 [Excel 27k]

370 - Hazardous Waste Generated, Shipped, and Received by State and Outlying Area: 2003 [Excel 22k]

Water, Water Use and Quality

352 - U.S. Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats by Type: 1986 and 1997 [Excel 27k]

353 - Flows of Largest U.S. Rivers--Length, Discharge and Drainage Area [Excel 23k]

354 - U.S. Water Withdrawals and Consumption Use Per Day by End-Use: 1940 to 2000 [Excel 70k]

355 - Water Withdrawals, by Source, Type, and Use Per Day--States and Other Areas: 2000 [Excel 34k]

356 - U.S. Water Quality Conditions by Type of Water Body: 2000 [Excel 58k]

357 - Oil Spills In U.S. Water--Number and Volume: 1998 to 2001 [Excel 36k]

Weather Events and Climate

373 - Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning: 1994 to 2004 [Excel 20k]

374 - Major U.S. Weather Disasters: 2000 to 2005 [Excel 55k]

375 - Household Population Estimates for Impacted States and Counties in the Gulf Coast Area From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--2005 and 2006 [Excel 44k]

376 - Characteristics of People and Households Impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast Area: 2005 [Excel 29k]

377 - Highest and Lowest Temperatures by State Through 2000 [Excel 44k]

378 - Normal Daily Mean, Maximum, and Minimum Temperatures--Selected Cities [Excel 51k]

379 - Highest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 83k]

380 - Lowest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 49k]

381 - Normal Monthly and Annual Precipitation--Selected Cities [Excel 48k]

382 - Average Number Of Days With Precipitation Of 0.01 Inch Or More--Selected Cities [Excel 70k]

383 - Snow and Ice Pellets--Selected Cities [Excel 55k]

384 - Sunshine, Average Wind Speed, Heating and Cooling Degree Days, and Average Relative Humidity--Selected Cities [Excel 59k]

 

[Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer Off Site available for free from Microsoft®.
[PDF] or PDF denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® Off Site available free from Adobe.
This symbol Off Site indicates a link to a non-government web site. Our linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them. Once you link to another site you are subject to the policies of the new site.