Impact of Hurricane Maria on US Metropolitan Areas
On September 29, 2017, EurekaFacts statisticians and researchers looked at the potential impact of these two hurricanes on Puerto Ricans becoming climate refugees in US metropolitan areas.
Climate refugees from Puerto Rico in US metropolitan areas
➢ The devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria will induce a wave of immigration of Puerto Ricans to the mainland, especially if the restoration of basic living conditions and of the economy is slow.
➢ Immigrants tend to resettle to places where they have families or friends, or where there is a strong presence of diaspora of their place of origin they can rely on to start their new life.
➢ We identified US metropolitan areas in the mainland, with the highest presence of Puerto Ricans as areas who will experience that new waves of climate refugees from Puerto Rico.
➢ The primary metropolitan areas have more than 50,000 Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin and are expected to receive the most influx of Puerto Ricans.
➢ The metropolitan areas identified as secondary have between 10,000 and 50,000 Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin.
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Primary metropolitan Areas that will be impacted
|US Metropolitan Area with 50,000 or more Puerto Ricans|
|Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area|
|Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area|
|Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area|
|Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area|
|Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area|
|Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area|
|Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area|
|New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area|
|Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area|
|Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area|
|Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area|
|Rochester, NY Metro Area|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area|
|Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area|
|Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area|
Secondary metropolitan Areas that will be impacted
US Metropolitan Area with 10,000 to 49,999 Puerto Ricans
|Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area|
|Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area|
|Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metro Area|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area|
|Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area|
|Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area|
|Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area|
|Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area|
|Fayetteville, NC Metro Area|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area|
|Jacksonville, FL Metro Area|
|Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area|
|Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area|
|Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area|
|Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area|
|Raleigh, NC Metro Area|
|Richmond, VA Metro Area|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area|
|Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area|
|Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area|
|Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area|
This report was prepared on September 29, 2017, in compliance with ISO 20252 international quality standard for market, public opinion, and social research. Segmentos™ and the data aggregation contained in constitute intellectual property of EurekaFacts. The report relies on several data sources and analytical techniques deemed by EurekaFacts to be sound and compliant with best practices but the company provides the information ‘as is’ with no express or implied claims or guarantees. Segmentos™ is a service mark of EurekaFacts LLC.
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