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.
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.
From Topics > Emergency Management:
From data.census.gov > 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 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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, unpublished data from the MAF/TIGER database.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.