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Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)


Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)

The Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina has released a Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) for the United States. SoVI provides comparative data at the county level on social vulnerability to hazards and extreme events, based on the synthesis of 42 socioeconomic, demographic, and built environment variables. The county-level data have been geo-coded, facilitating comparison of vulnerability within and across states.

Dataset: 
2006 to 2010
Abbreviation: 
SoVI