Social Vulnerability Index 2000 (Block Groups)

University of South Carolina

Overview

This index measures and maps the social vulnerability of coastal counties in regard to environmental hazards. Geographic variations are highlighted, as are differences in preparation, response, and recovery times, and areas where natural resources could reduce vulnerability. Demographic data from the 2000 Census (long form) were used to create this data product at the block group level. The methodology was developed by the University of South Carolina’s Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute.

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