U.S. Department of Commerce

The 2011 Statistical Abstract

The National Data Book

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.

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Air Quality

368 - National Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations by Type of Pollutant [Excel 35k] | [PDF 71k]

369 - Selected National Air Pollutant Emissions [Excel 32k] | [PDF 71k]

370 - Selected Air Pollutant Emissions by Pollutant and Source: 2007 [Excel 33k] | [PDF 71k]

371- Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases by Type and Source [Excel 37k] | [PDF 71k]

372 - Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source [Excel 28k] | [PDF 71k]

Environmental Industry; Threatened and Endangered Species

376 - Environmental Industry-- Revenues and Employment, by Industry Segment [Excel 34k] | [PDF 65k]

383 - Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plant Species--Number: 2009 [Excel 32k] | [PDF 69k]

Land, Land Use, and Earthquakes

355- Land and Water Area Of States and Other Entities: 2008 [Excel 49k] | [PDF 72k]

359 - U.S.--Canada and U.S.--Mexico Border Lengths [Excel 33k] | [PDF 69k]

362 - Extreme and Mean Elevations by States and Other Areas [Excel 43k] | [PDF 78k]

363 - Land Cover/Use by Type [Excel 31k] | [PDF 74k]

364 - Wetlands on Nonfederal Land and Water Areas by Land Cover/Use and Farm Production Region: 2003 [Excel 33k] | [PDF 74k]

365 - Land Cover/Use by State: 2003 [Excel 32k] | [PDF 74k]

385 - Number of Earthquakes in the United States [Excel 29k] | [PDF 69k]

386 - Wildland Fires, Number and Acres [Excel 33k] | [PDF 65k]

Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Superfund

373 - Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Materials Recovery, Combustion with Energy Recovery, and Discards in the United States [Excel 32k] | [PDF 74k]

374 - Generation and Recovery Of Selected Materials In Municipal Solid Waste [Excel 33k] | [PDF 70k]

375 - Municipal Solid Waste--Generation, Recovery, and Discards by Selected Type of Product: 2008 [Excel 31k] | [PDF 65k]

377 - Toxic Chemical Releases and Transfers by Media [Excel 29k] | [PDF 72k]

378 - Toxic Chemical Releases by Industry: 2008 [Excel 41k] | [PDF 72k]

379 - Toxic Chemical Releases by State and Outlying Area: 2008 [Excel 47k] | [PDF 81k]

380 - Hazardous Waste Sites On The National Priority List by State and Outlying Area: 2008 [Excel 35k] | [PDF 81k]

381 - Hazardous Waste Generated, Shipped, and Received by State and Other Area: 2007 [Excel 32k] | [PDF 69k]

Water, Water Use and Quality

356 - Great Lakes Profile [Excel 28k] | [PDF 64k]

357 - Great Lakes Length of Shoreline in Separate Basin [Excel 27k] | [PDF 64k]

358 - Largest Lakes in the United States [Excel 32k] | [PDF 64k]

360 - Coastline and Shoreline of the United States by State [Excel 34k] | [PDF 67k]

361 - Flows of Largest U.S. Rivers--Length Discharge and Drainage Area [Excel 35k] | [PDF 67k]

366 - U.S. Wetland Resources and Deepwater Habitats by Type [Excel 33k] | [PDF 65k]

367 - U.S. Water Withdrawals Per Day by End-Use [Excel 25k] | [PDF 65k]

382 - Oil Spills In U.S. Water--Number and Volume [Excel 31k] | [PDF 69k]

Weather Events and Climate

384 - Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning [Excel 32k] | [PDF 69k]

387 - Highest and Lowest Temperatures by State Through 2003 [Excel 31k] | [PDF 71k]

388 - Major U.S. Weather Disasters [Excel 37k] | [PDF 48k]

389 - Normal Daily Mean, Maximum, and Minimum Temperatures--Selected Cities [Excel 43k] | [PDF 75k]

390 - Highest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 41k] | [PDF 80k]

391 - Lowest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 41k] | [PDF 80k]

392 - Normal Monthly and Annual Precipitation--Selected Cities [Excel 43k] | [PDF 79k]

393 - Snow, Hail, Ice Pellets, and Sleet--Selected Cities [Excel 43k] | [PDF 80k]

394 - Cloudiness, Average Wind Speed, Heating and Cooling Degree Days, and Average Relative Humidity--Selected Cities [Excel 50k] | [PDF 91k]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau  |  The 2011 Statistical Abstract  |  Page Last Modified: September 28, 2011