Resilience Toolkit:

The Resilience and Vulnerability County Level Indexes provide planners and community leaders with a sense of how their county’s strengths and weaknesses (resilience and vulnerabilities) in four areas (economic, environment, infrastructure and social systems) compare to others across the United States.  The Indexes use a specific set of indicators in each category to determine the degree of resilience or vulnerability.

The data from the Indexes is housed in the interactive reporting and mapping tool, which provides users a visual comparison of the Indexes as well as the ability to dig deeper into the indicator data.  Data is continually updated as new data is made available through public data sources, such as the American Community Survey and the United States Census.  The Resilience Toolkit Instructions provide step-by-step assistance to orient new users to the Hub and Resilience Toolkit. General tutorials about how to use the Community Commons Interactive Tools can be found here.

Resilience building at the local and regional levels are typically most successful when a broad set of stakeholders are involved in the planning and implementation process.  The information available through the Interactive Tools is meant to be used during the planning and facilitation of community forums.  The “Toolkit Guide” (coming soon) provides planners and community leaders with step-by-step guidance of how to facilitate a community forum focused on increasing resiliency at the local and regional levels.

Set of Indicators:

Categories:

Social Resilience Infrastructure Resilience
Social Vulnerability Infrastructure Vulnerability
Economic Resilience Environmental Resilience
Economic Vulnerability Environmental Vulnerability

SOCIAL RESILIENCE Percentage of population living in same county as one year prior
SOCIAL RESILIENCE Percentage of housing units that are owner occupied
SOCIAL RESILIENCE Percentage of population with a BS degree or higher
SOCIAL RESILIENCE Voter participation rate
SOCIAL RESILIENCE Number of 501(c)(3) organizations per capita
SOCIAL RESILIENCE Life expectancy
SOCIAL RESILIENCE Number of associations per 10,000 population
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY County Gini index
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY County poverty rate
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY Percentage of households that are linguistically isolated
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY Percentage of population with a disability
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY Percentage of population without health insurance
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY Percentage of population age 65 and over
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY Percentage of population under age 18
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY FBI violent crime rate
SOCIAL VULNERABILITY Number of jurisdictions
ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Employment sector diversity (relative to national average)
ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Proprietors as a percentage of total nonfarm employment
ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Average nonfarm proprietor income
ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Labor force participation rate
ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Establishment birth rate
ECONOMIC VULNERABILITY Percentage of workers employed in agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining industries
ECONOMIC VULNERABILITY Percentage of households spending 30% or more of total income on housing costs (mortgage/rent and utilities)
ECONOMIC VULNERABILITY Unemployment rate
ECONOMIC VULNERABILITY Business vacancy rate
INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE Percentage of population within 10 miles of a hospital with an emergency room
INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE Primary care physicians per capita
INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE Persons in emergency response occupations as a percentage of total county population
INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE Per capita expenditures on police and fire
INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE Lane miles of interstates, principal arterial and minor arterial roads per 1,000 population
INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE Percentage of population within 1 mile of a grocery store
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Percentage of housing units that are mobile homes
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Percentage of homes built before 1960
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Percentage of population living in group quarters
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Percentage of housing units with no vehicle available
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Count of high detour or high traffic bridges
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Percentage of population within 5 miles of a dam
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Percentage of population within 10 miles of a nuclear facility
INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY Percentage of population served by water systems with at least one health-based violation
ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE Environmental diversity
ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY Percentage of population within 2 miles of a levee or within a levee zone
ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY Number of storm events over 15 year period
ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY Diversity index of storms
ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY Population weighted seismic hazard zone score
ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY Percentage of weeks in drought
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