When major disasters strike, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Emergency Management / Disasters webpage for demographic, economic and resilience information on areas impacted in the United States and its territories. Users can access key Census Bureau emergency management-related resources and data tools, including My Community Explorer, OnTheMap for Emergency Management, Census Business Builder, Community Resilience Estimates.
From Ready.gov, National Preparedness Month, 2023 Theme: Preparing for Older Adults
“The Ready Campaign’s 2023 National Preparedness Month campaign will focus on preparing older adults for disaster, specifically older adults from communities that are disproportionally impacted by the all-hazard events, which continue to threaten the nation.
“We know older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the multitude of extreme weather events and emergencies we now face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability or live in rural areas.
“Emergency managers and all those who work with and support older adult communities [can] access the new webpage available in English and Spanish languages at Ready.gov/older-adults and Ready.gov/es/adultos-mayores for initial messaging, graphics and resources.”
From My Community Explorer:
Source: Data Shown on Site.
Note: Click on the image above for the full interactive tool.
From Census.gov / Topics / Emergency Management / Disasters.
From the Library / America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers:
Source: 2009-2023 Quarterly Services Survey (QSS).
Source: 2021 County Business Patterns (CBP).
Source: 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program.
Source: 1978-2020 Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS).
Source: 1940 to 2020 Current Population Reports: Estimates and Projections (P25 Series):
Source: 2019 Nonemployer Statistics (NES).
Source: 2017 Economic Census.
Source: 1790 to 2010 Decennial Censuses.
Note: The interactive data visualization above is set to the year 2010. Click on the image to reach the active webpage, which is parked on 1790. Move the date slider to any decennial census year ending in zero, or click the play icon for the U.S. county population growth from 1790 to 2010.