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US Levees and the People they Protect
Using the National Levee Database and the 2010 Census
to explore the relationship between population patterns and levees.

37,000 Levees and floodwalls benefit an estimated 149 million people.
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America has nearly 15,000 floodwalls and almost 22,000 levees.
These structures protect over 85,000 sq. miles.
Number of Named Census Places with a Levee:
1820
Total Number of People/Houses Within Those Places:
66,446,370 people
27,378,771 houses
Number of Counties with a Levee:
761
Total Number of People/Houses Within Those Counties:
148,801,127 people
61,858,004 houses
Number of Census Tracts with a Levee:
5,359
Total Number of People/Houses Within Those Tracts:
22,051,440 people
9,124,252 houses
Links to Interactive Charts
Total Protected Area by State,
All Levees
Total Length by State,
All Levees
Total Population and Houses per State,
Places with Levees
Total Population and Houses per USACE Division,
Places with Levees
Total Protected Area per System,
All Levees
Total Levee Length by System Name,
All Levees
Total Leveed Area by System Name,
All Levees
Total Levee Length by Flood Source,
All Levees
Histogram of Year Construction Completed,
All Levees
Number of Levee Reaches per State

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