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County Population Vulnerability

Metadata Updated: July 17, 2017

This layer summarizes the social vulnerability index for populations within each county in the United States at scales 1:3m and below. It answers the question “Where are the areas of relatively higher risk within this county?” from the perspective of social vulnerability. For emergency response planning and hazard mitigation, populations can be assessed from a perspective of their vulnerability to various hazards (fire, flood, etc). Physical vulnerability refers to a population’s exposure to specific potential hazards, such as living in a designated flood plain. Social vulnerability refers to potential exposure due to population and housing characteristics: age, low income, disability, home value or other factors. For example, low-income seniors may not have access to a car to simply drive away from an ongoing hazard such as a flood. ESRI applied a model from Susan Cutter, University of South Carolina, Hazards Research Lab, Department of Geography (http://webra.cas.sc.edu/hvri/), to generate this data using current year demographics at the block group level. The map is designed to be displayed with semi-transparency of about 50% for overlay on other base-maps, which is reflected in the legend for the map.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date July 17, 2017
Metadata Updated Date July 17, 2017

Metadata Source

Harvested from City and County of Durham, North Carolina Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 17, 2017
Metadata Updated Date July 17, 2017
Publisher University of South Carolina, Hazards Research Lab, Department of Geography
Unique Identifier county-population-vulnerability
Maintainer
Sam McClenney
Maintainer Email
None
Public Access Level public
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://opendurham.nc.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Harvest Object Id 9d7e13b7-56e3-4896-91ff-5c30f88d2bb0
Harvest Source Id 41a9e3f3-9b02-4bb3-9048-b9a80a51019d
Harvest Source Title City and County of Durham, North Carolina Data.json Harvest Source
Homepage URL https://opendurham.nc.gov/explore/dataset/county-population-vulnerability/
Language en
Data Last Modified 2015-04-11T04:40:15+00:00
Rights Open Database License (ODbL)
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 3d836263e4a06a498fcafa307cb36289e681ce9e
Source Schema Version 1.1
Category Services, Social

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