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The widespread destruction caused by natural and man-made disasters have both short and long-term consequences; many of the U.S. Census Bureau data programs provide information that may help policymakers and the public gauge these effects.
Current Resources and Information:
  • OnTheMap: Get up to the minute information on the path of a storm and economic data for affected areas.
  • American Community Survey: Provides local-level information on populations that may be vulnerable in an emergency, such as people with disabilities, without transportation or who live in mobile homes.
  • QuickFacts: State and County QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state, county, and city level.
  • Easy Stats: Quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau through the American Community Survey.
  • American FactFinder: This interactive application provides statistics from the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, and the 2010 Census, among others.
  • Census Reporter: a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easier for journalists to write stories using information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Census Business Builder: a suite of tools to help people looking for data to help start or grow a business or understand the business landscape for a region.
  • Local Employment Dynamics: This partnership offers a variety of data tools including the following:
    • QWI Online: Select and find out about NAICS-based or SIC-based Quarterly Workforce Indicators by state, geographic grouping, industry, year and quarter, sex, age group, and ownership.
    • OnTheMap: This tool shows where workers are employed and where they live through an interactive and geographically flexible mapping interface. The maps, charts, and reports also provide detailed worker characteristics such as age, earnings, NAICS industry sector, as well as information on race, ethnicity, and educational attainment.
    • Industry Focus: This tool lets you determine the top industries for your local area and your local workers, focus on a particular industry to see how it ranks among top industries, and also look at the characteristics of those who work in that industry.
  • Advanced Data User Tools:
    • PUMS: Public-Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) files contain records for a sample of housing units with information on the characteristics of each unit and each person in it.
    • DataFerrett: DataFerrett is a unique data analysis and extraction tool-with recoding capabilities-to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements.
    • IPUMS-USA: The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys.
    • Uexplore/Dexter: A web application that provides query access to the Missouri Census Data Center's public data archive
Older Resources and Information on Coastal Populations:
Mississippi River Floods (2011):
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (2010):
Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Rita (2005):
Still need help? Search the U.S. Census Bureau's "Frequently Asked Questions", email the Louisiana State Census Data center or contact a local State Data Center Affiliate.
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