New London County, Connecticut

Environmental and societal risk assessment

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Natural disasters summary

Societal risks summary

Natural Disaster Score

Risk score41.39%

Societal Risk Score

Risk score48.01%

268,805 inhabitants

6.9% unemployment rate

$77.2k median HH income

14.54 crimes per 1000 residents

156 residents per km²

8% poverty rate

4.27 income inequality

79.5 years life expectancy

Source: USDA ERS County-level datasets 2020; County Health Rankings 2022; Augurisk crime data

Natural disaster risk assessment

Risk score41.39%

Average disaster risk exposure for New London County, Connecticut

History of natural disasters

List of recorded natural disasters and incidents in New London County


Storm events

Risk score37.75%

New London County

Source: Risk scoring by Augurisk. Scoring methodology based on historical data, involving a frequency and severity analysis of various storm events. NOAA Storm events database.

Coastal Flooding

18.93% of the blocks in the New London County are potentially exposed to coastal flooding.

Source: Scoring by Augurisk. Scoring methodology based on local elevation, storm events incidence, and expected sea level rise. Elevation data - USGS 3DEP Elevation program. Sweet, W.V., R.E. Kopp, C. P. Weaver, J. Obeysekera, R. M. Horton, E.R. Thieler and C. Zervas (2017), Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States. NOAA Tech. Rep. NOS CO-OPS 83.

Expected sea level rise in New London County


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Earthquakes

Risk score30.88%

In New London County,

Source: Scoring by Augurisk, based on USGS earthquake data using 2% probability and a 50 years horizon. Rukstales, K.S., and Petersen, M.D., 2019, Data Release for 2018 Updates of the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Model: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Wildfires

Risk score22.11%

The New London County

Source: Scoring by Augurisk, based on average Wildfire Hazard Potential values (Dillon et al., 2014) and expected increase in summer temperature in the county. Mearns, L.O., et al., 2017: The NA-CORDEX dataset, version 1.0. NCAR Climate Data Gateway, Boulder CO, accessed [December 2019]; Dillon, G.K.; J. Menakis; and F. Fay. 2015. Wildland Fire Potential: A Tool for Assessing Wildfire Risk and Fuels Management Needs. pp 60-76 In Keane, R. E.; Jolly, M.; Parsons, R.; and Riley, K. Proceedings of the large wildland fires conference; May 19-23, 2014; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-73. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Societal Risks

Risk score48.01%

Average societal risk exposure for New London County, Connecticut

Crime Risk

Risk score16.49%

The New London County

Source:
Data and scoring by Augurisk, based on predictions generated using a tree-based learning algorithm. The methodology for the model, which uses 188 predictors and was trained on 11 U.S. cities, is published in an international peer-reviewed academic journal. Violent crime predictions include simple assaults.

Ashby, M.P.J. (2019): Studying Crime and Place with the Crime Open Database. Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences 4(1), pp. 65-80; U.S. Census Bureau: American Community Survey, 2014-2018 5-Year Estimates; The methodology behind Augurisk crime scores was published in an international peer-reviewed journal. Lamari, Y.; Freskura, B.; Abdessamad, A.; Eichberg, S.; de Bonviller, S. Predicting Spatial Crime Occurrences through an Efficient Ensemble-Learning Model. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 645.

Air Quality

Risk score40.92%

The New London County

Source: Scoring by Augurisk based on daily median and maximal Air Quality Indexes (AQI) in the last 3 years, averaged over the county’s area.
U.S. EPA AirNow program.

Hospital Infrastructure

2 hospitals

465 hospital beds

191 dentists

7 physicians per 10k residents

17 beds per 10K residents

948 mental health providers

Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data: Hospitals.
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 2019.

Nuclear Power Plants

2 nuclear reactor(s)

Reactor age of 38.5 years

3175MW average reactor capacity

Source: Scoring by Augurisk based on nuclear reactor characteristics and waste storage sites in the county. Data on nuclear reactors and waste storage sites retrieved from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s high-value datasets.

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