Rapid visual analysis of resilience by state and county generated using data sourced from the United States Census (“Census”), American Community Survey (“ACS”), and other frequently‐published data sources.
Rapid visual analysis of resilience down to the county level
About the Project
The goal of this project is to create a national, sustainable implementation of Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (“BRIC”) initially created for FEMA Region IV (Southeastern United States). By using data sourced from the United States Census, American Community Survey (“ACS”), and other frequently‐published data sources, the project can be continually updated to reflect updated resilience metrics for most indicators in the BRIC framework.
Project Granularity (County Definitions)
The resilience scores are generated based on counties as the lowest level of granularity. In this project, we use counties as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”); these county definitions differ slightly from Census county definitions by combining a small number of areas (independent cities and their surrounding counties) that the Census treats as separate entities2 .