United States

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 62,641.01 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 327,167,434 HDI (2018): 0.92
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 19
Score: 67.1
Vulnerability 0.350
Readiness 0.692

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of The United States places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but The United States is well positioned to adapt. The United States is the 29th least vulnerable country and the 18th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.350
Food
0.347
Projected change of cereal yields
0.828
Projected population change
0.181
Food import dependency
0.090
Rural population
0.191
Agriculture capacity
0.792
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.306
Projected change of annual runoff
0.793
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.299
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.191
Water dependency ratio
0.082
Dam capacity
0.463
Access to reliable drinking water
0.010
Health
0.295
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.030
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.685
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.104
Ecosystem Services
0.424
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.029
Ecological footprint
0.438
Protected biome
0.206
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.247
Human Habitat
0.451
Projected change of warm periods
0.076
Projected change of flood hazard
0.725
Urban concentration
0.809
Age dependency ratio
0.526
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.244
Paved roads
0.329
Infrastructure
0.276
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.436
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.123
Dependency on imported energy
0.704
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.144
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.250