Sources and Notes

Data for the Resilience Capacity Index (RCI) come from a variety of sources using the most current statistics available as of March 2011. To see the relevant sources and data notes, select the name of the RCI concept or indicator from the left-hand column. For additional information on the RCI and its conventions, see FAQs.

Metropolitan Area

The RCI includes 361 U.S. metropolitan areas, using boundaries defined in December 2009 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Five metropolitan areas are not included in the RCI due to the lack of available data for all RCI indicators. These are Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL; Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ; Manhattan, KS; Mankato-North Mankato, MN; and Palm Coast, FL.

With the exception of the RCI by Metro page, on which the full metropolitan area name is displayed, tables and rankings pages on this site conserve space by displaying only a short-hand version of the metropolitan area name.

The RCI was developed by the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, State University of New York.