National Risk Index April 23, 2024

Mesa County, Colorado

Summary

Risk Index is Very Low
Score 47.3
Expected Annual Loss is Very Low
Score 47.4
Social Vulnerability is Relatively High
Score 68.3
Community Resilience is Relatively Moderate
Score 58.1

While reviewing this report, keep in mind that low risk is driven by lower loss due to natural hazards, lower social vulnerability, and higher community resilience.

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Risk Index

The Risk Index rating is Very Low for Mesa County, CO when compared to the rest of the U.S.

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Score 47.34
47% of U.S. counties have a lower Risk Index
72% of counties in Colorado have a lower Risk Index

Risk Index Legend

Color for the 'Very High' rating Very High
Color for the 'Relatively High' rating Relatively High
Color for the 'Relatively Moderate' rating Relatively Moderate
Color for the 'Relatively Low' rating Relatively Low
Color for the 'Very Low' rating Very Low
Color for the 'No Rating' rating No Rating
Color for the 'Not Applicable' rating Not Applicable
Color for the 'Insufficient Data' rating Insufficient Data

Expected Annual Loss

In Mesa County, CO, expected loss each year due to natural hazards is Very Low when compared to the rest of the U.S.

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Score 47.38
47% of U.S. counties have a lower Expected Annual Loss
72% of counties in Colorado have a lower Expected Annual Loss

Expected Annual Loss Legend

Color for the 'Very High' rating Very High
Color for the 'Relatively High' rating Relatively High
Color for the 'Relatively Moderate' rating Relatively Moderate
Color for the 'Relatively Low' rating Relatively Low
Color for the 'Very Low' rating Very Low
Color for the 'No Expected Annual Losses' rating No Expected Annual Losses
Color for the 'Not Applicable' rating Not Applicable
Color for the 'Insufficient Data' rating Insufficient Data
Composite Expected Annual Loss $5,060,275.88
Composite Expected Annual Loss Rate National Percentile 1.5
Building EAL $1,990,828.40
Population EAL 0.26 fatalities
Building EAL Rate $1 per $14.09K of building value
Population EAL Rate 1 per 597.61K people
Agriculture EAL $48,250.39
Population Equivalence EAL $3,021,197.09
Agriculture EAL Rate $1 per $2.24K of agriculture value

Social Vulnerability

Social groups in Mesa County, CO have a Relatively High susceptibility to the adverse impacts of natural hazards when compared to the rest of the U.S.

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Score 68.33
68% of U.S. counties have a lower Social Vulnerability
75% of counties in Colorado have a lower Social Vulnerability

Social Vulnerability Legend

Color for the 'Very High' rating Very High
Color for the 'Relatively High' rating Relatively High
Color for the 'Relatively Moderate' rating Relatively Moderate
Color for the 'Relatively Low' rating Relatively Low
Color for the 'Very Low' rating Very Low
Color for the 'Data Unavailable' rating Data Unavailable

Community Resilience

Communities in Mesa County, CO have a Relatively Moderate ability to prepare for anticipated natural hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions when compared to the rest of the U.S.

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Score 58.08
42% of U.S. counties have a higher Community Resilience
27% of counties in Colorado have a higher Community Resilience

Community Resilience Legend

Color for the 'Very High' rating Very High
Color for the 'Relatively High' rating Relatively High
Color for the 'Relatively Moderate' rating Relatively Moderate
Color for the 'Relatively Low' rating Relatively Low
Color for the 'Very Low' rating Very Low
Color for the 'Data Unavailable' rating Data Unavailable