- Drew D. Canfield – University at Buffalo
- Grace E. DeSantis – University at Buffalo
- Zoé A. Hamstead – University at Buffalo
The San Juan Heat Sensitivity Index Map indicates the normalized (between low (0) and high (1)) spatial concentration of the population most sensitive to thermal extremes. In San Juan those sensitive populations include: Black or African American, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Asian, those below 10 years old, those 65 and older, households below the median income, households living in poverty, those who are unemployed, adults living alone, those without a high school diploma, and adults with disabilities.
The San Juan Heat Sensitivity Index Map was created by combining the Race and Ethnicity Index, Age Index, Economic Index, Living Alone Index, No High School Degree Index, and the Adults with a Disability Index ((Normalized Racial and Ethnic + Normalized Age + Normalized Economic + Normalized Living Alone + Normalized No High School Degree + Normalized Adult with Disability) / 6) and indexing values between 0 (low) and 1 (high).
All census data used to construct population indices was derived from ACS 2012 5-Year Estimates.
The 2001 National Land Cover was used to determine population residence.
Sensitivity to heat index