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National Preparedness Month: September 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.117

When major disasters strike, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Emergency Management page to access demographic and economic data for the impacted areas. You will also find our mission critical tools: My Community Explorer, Census Business Builder, OnTheMap for Emergency Management, COVID-19 Data Hub, local Weather Forecasting Offices and more.

From Ready.gov, National Preparedness Month, 2022 Theme: A Lasting Legacy: “The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

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Key Stats

From My Community Explorer:

Source: Data Shown on Site.

  • American Community Survey (ACS) – The site includes selected demographic and socioeconomic statistics from the 2015-2019 ACS 5-Year Estimates at the state, county, and Census Tract levels. These include data on poverty, educational attainment, and language spoken at home.
  • County Business Patterns (CBP) – The site includes selected business statistics from the 2019 CBP at the state and county levels by 2-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. These include data on number of establishments, employment, and average annual payroll per employee.
  • Nonemployer Statistics (NES) – Selected statistics on self-employed persons from the 2018 NES at the state and county levels by 2-digit NAICS code. These include data on number of firms and average annual revenue per firm.
  • Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) – The site includes statistics on the predominant risk factor group from the 2019 CRE Equity Supplement at the county and Census Tract levels. The Community Resilience Estimates use American Community Survey (ACS) microdata and Population Estimates Program data to measure the capacity of individuals and households to absorb the external stresses of the impacts of a disaster.

Note: Click on the image above for the full interactive tool.

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From Census.gov > Topics > Emergency Management

Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) (2009-2022). 

Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).  

  • NAICS 6242, Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
  • NAICS 62421, Community Food Services
  • NAICS 62422, Community Housing Services
  • NAICS 62423, Emergency and Other Relief Services

Source: 1978-2019 Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS)

Source: 2017 Economic Census

Source: Decennial Censuses 1790 to 2010.

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.

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