Mapping Virginia's Vulnerable Areas

The Centers for Disease Control created a Social Vulnerability Index which uses 15 social factors (including poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing) to rank census tracts on their social vulnerability. Communities with a higher social vulnerability may have a weakened ability to prevent human suffering and financial loss in an epidemic.

Social Vulnerability Index (0.0 - 1.0)
0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9
Lowest Vulnerability       Highest Vulnerability

Note: "SVI indicates the relative vulnerability of every U.S. Census tract. Census tracts are subdivisions of counties for which the Census collects statistical data. SVI ranks the tracts on 15 social factors, including unemployment, minority status, and disability, and further groups them into four related themes. Thus, each tract receives a ranking for each Census variable and for each of the four themes, as well as an overall ranking." --CDC
Aug. 3, 2020