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Data Categories:Society & Economy
Data Source:Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Tags:counties, education, income, poverty, Social Vulnerability Index
This data layer depicts Theme 1 of the 2018 Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). It was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The SVI provides an indication of which communities are most likely to need assistance after a natural disaster or harmful human-caused event. Theme 1 is Socioeconomic Status. It takes factors such as poverty and employment status, income, and educational attainment into consideration. The index is based on a zero to one scale, with zero indicating areas with the lowest vulnerability and one indicating areas with the highest vulnerbility. It is summarized at the county level. The SVI may assist planners and project managers in identifying vulnerable communities. End users may prioritize highly vulnerable communities in grant programs and capacity-building projects.
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