Hurricane Facts from the U.S. Census #2
Hurricane season is underway and lasts through Nov. 30. How much do you know about hurricanes? Here are a few facts about hurricanes courtesy of our friends at the U.S. Census Bureau.
In the Hurricane’s Path
166%: Percentage of growth of the coastal population of the states stretching from North Carolina to Texas (the areas most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes) between 1960 and 2011.
Source: 2011 Population Estimates and 1960Census
179,034: Collective land area in square miles of the coastal areas from North Carolina to Texas.
Source: Population estimates