Utah ranks as most resilient state for ability to endure disasters like pandemic or earthquakes

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Utahns’ health, family finances and household structure may make Utah the best able of any state to absorb, endure and recover from disasters such as a pandemic, earthquakes or floods.

That’s according to new experimental data released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau, in what it calls new “community resilience estimates.”

It looked at how different states, counties and communities stack up on 11 different risk factors by using data from the 2018 American Community Survey, Population and Housing Estimates and the National Center for Health Statistic National Health Interview Survey.

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