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Title: Social Vulnerability Index, Arizona, 2011, US EPA Region 9
Abstract: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><DIV><P><SPAN>The Social Vulnerability Index is derived from the 2000 US Census data. The fields included are percent minority, median household income, age (under 18 and over 64), population without a high school diploma, linguistically isolated households, and single female head of households with own children under 18 (single moms). The data is at the block group level. Each field for each block group is assigned an index score of 0-3, based on whether the value of that dataset falls in the top quartile (score=3), second quartile (score=2), third quartile (score=1), or bottom quartile (score=0). The scores for each field are then added together to assign a comprehensive score to each block group (0-21). The highest scores are block groups that have the highest percentage of sensitive populations (highest percent minority, lowest per capita income, highest percent of population under 18 and over 64, highest percentage of population without a high school degree, highest percent of linguistically isolated households, and highest percent of single female head of households). Zoe Heller of the US EPA Region 9's Communities and Ecosystems Division, is responsible for the design and development of the Social Vulnerability Index data set.</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
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Data Type: Vector
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West Bounding Longitude: -114.798453
South Bounding Latitude: 31.332178
East Bounding Longitude: -109.045223
North Bounding Latitude: 37.004261
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Access: Unclassified
Use: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><DIV><P><SPAN>please do not use until consulting with Zoe Heller in the EJ program and Cheryl Henley, GIS Coordinator</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
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Scope (quality information applies to): 005
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Theme Topics: Cultural, Society and Demography
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Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
Contact Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact Person: Cheryl Henley
Email: henley.cheryl@epa.gov
Address: 75 Hawthorne Street
City: San Francisco
State: CA
Postal Code: 94105
Telephone: 415-972-3586
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Publisher Document Identifier: 451FE0A1-8750-49E5-9754-09DDD075F639
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-09-20
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
Organization Role: 007
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Metadata Standard Version: 1.0