Hit by the Storm: A Look at Some of the Communities Most Affected by Sandy
In New York City, the storm left behind flooded transit tunnels and a power station exploded, shutting off for over 25 percent of customers, including everyone south of 39th Street.
Map of Downtown Manhattan 2006-10 American Community Survey (click to explore)a great amount of damage in New Jersey, especially along the iconic boardwalk areas such as Seaside Heights and Atlantic City, as well as Hoboken.
Map of Atlantic City, NJ, 2006-10 American Community Survey (click to explore)The storm devastated the community of Breezy Point, known as the “Irish Riviera,” on the tip of Rockaway, Queens. In addition to water damage throughout the area, over 100 houses burnt down.
Map of Breezy Point, Queens, American Community Survey 2006-10 (click to explore)map and report tools to learn more about these and other places.
Selected Areas Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy
|Geography||Median Income||Poverty Rate||% Non-Hispanic White||% Non-Hispanic Black||% Hispanic||% Non-Hispanic Asian||Top Two Industries/Occupations|
|Downtown Manhattan||$63,692||18.4%||50.8%||4.8%||15.5%||26.4%||Professional, scientific and management, and administrative and waste management services (20.8%); Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (17.4%)|
|Atlantic City, NJ||$30,241||25.3%||18.9%||38.1%||23.7%||16.8%||Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (44.8%); Educational services, and health care and social assistance (13.2%)|
|Breezy Point, Queens||$82,996||2.5%||98.0%||0.3%||1.7%||0.0%||Educational services, and health care and social assistance (37.8%); Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (16.8%)|