A project of the NYU Furman Center, FloodzoneData.us describes the people and housing located in the U.S. floodplain.
Data briefs by the NYU Furman Center presented in conjunction with FloodzoneData.us.
(May 2017) This brief describes characteristics about the housing stock located in the U.S. floodplains. Between 2011 and 2015, five percent of all occupied housing units in the U.S. were located in the 100-year floodplain, and 10 percent were located in combined (100- and 500-year) floodplains. This brief details factors that are important to understand when assessing the risk from flooding and the challenges of retrofitting, including the shares that are rental and owner-occupied, the age of the housing, and whether the housing is government subsidized.