Using Census Data to Analyze Community Wildfire Damage

Using Census Data to Analyze Community Wildfire Damage

Using Census Data to Analyze Community Wildfire Damage

08/06/20

“How can we use census data to analyze the extent that a community has been damaged by wildfire?”

 

A single wildfire can destroy entire towns. Even if only minor damage occurs, then a mass migration away from the municipality. This numerical change will be recorded in census data, which means that we can Use Census Data to Analyze Community Wildfire Damage. The best way to do so would be to find the one-year estimates before and after the event and measure the difference.

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