The map shows the risk of wildfire for people in each of Colorado’s census tracts — small geographic regions used for the US census. The risk is an index between 0 and 1, where 0 indicates the lowest risk (lightest color) and 1 indicates the highest (darkest color). This index represents a combination of exposure and social vulnerability to wildfire. Communities with a higher share of young people, older people, households who earn low incomes, those with no vehicles, communities of color, people who speak limited English, people with lower education levels, those who live in the Wildland Urban Interface, and people with asthma or heart disease are at the greatest risk of harm from the impacts of wildfire.
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Zoom in to see the wildfire risk index in your census tract. You can use the search bar in the upper-left-hand corner of the map to type in your city or county. Hover over a census tract to see the components of the index in that area. You can also highlight multiple census tracts by clicking and dragging with your cursor.