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Now Available: 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) Results for the 50 states and District of Columbia.

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30

Release Number CB21-SFS.79

2021 Pacific Hurricane Season: May 15-November 30


The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts.

From About Emergency Management: The growth in population of coastal areas illustrates the importance of emergency planning and preparedness for areas that are susceptible to inclement tropical conditions. The U.S. Census Bureau’s official population estimates, along with annually updated socioeconomic data from the American Community Survey, provide a detailed look at the nation’s growing coastal population. Emergency planners and community leaders can better assess the needs of coastal populations using census data.

In 2020, one of the busiest hurricane seasons the United States had major impacts particularly along the Gulf Coast. Using publicly available and easy-to-use tools, such as OnTheMap for Emergency Management, Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition, and Community Resilience Estimates, the Census Bureau was able to supply hundreds of demographic and economic reports and maps to emergency planners and the public. The reports can be found at Emergency Preparedness, Hurricanes.

Key Stats

From the Library > Infographics & Visualizations:

Note: The infographic above is cropped at the top and bottom. Click on the image to see the full page.


Note: The map above is cropped to zoom in on the 56 Gulf Coast counties and the 129 Atlantic coast counties. Click on the image to see the full map. 

More Stats

From Topics > Emergency Management:

From > Profiles:

Get an overview of your state, county, or place all in one location with our geo-profile pages. They provide high-level statistics about your area regarding people and population, race and ethnicity, families and living arrangements, health, education, business and economy, employment, housing, and income and poverty.

From the Newsroom > Stats for Stories (SFS):

From the Library: 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, unpublished data from the MAF/TIGER database.

Note: The National Hurricane Center is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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