Current Table

Top 10 Metro Areas By Greatest Loss Potential From Wildfires, 2020

($ billions)

  Single-family residences at elevated risk (1)
Rank Metro area State Number Reconstruction value (2)
1 Los Angeles California 154,462 $90.31
2 Riverside California 126,628 50.62
3 San Diego California 98,970 47.45
4 Sacramento California 73,863 30.55
5 Austin Texas 73,756 22.67
6 San Francisco California 37,600 18.76
7 Denver  Colorado 55,762 17.73
8 Thousand Oaks California 27,331 13.80
9 Truckee California 35,523 12.27
10 San Antonio Texas 41,229 11.66
  Multi-family residences at elevated risk (1)
Rank Metro area State Number Reconstruction value (2)
1 Breckenridge Colorado 4,135 $1.06
2 Los Angeles California 1,028 0.77
3 Riverside California 946 0.54
4 Sacramento California 847 0.43
5 San Diego California 760 0.43
6 San Francisco California 619 0.41
7 Sonora California 759 0.26
8 Redding California 495 0.22
9 Salinas California 223 0.17
10 Colorado Springs Colorado 342 0.12

(1) Includes the states with the majority of wildfire activity and related property destruction: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
(2) Based on the total destruction of the residential structure using the cost of materials and labor as well as factoring in pricing variations due to different geographic locations.

Source: CoreLogic®, a property data and analytics company.

 
Top 15 Metropolitan Areas By High To Extreme Wildfire Risk, By Reconstruction Cost Value, 2019

($ billions)

Rank Metropolitan area Number of
high - extreme
risk residences (1)
High and extreme risk reconstruction
cost value (2)
($billions)
1 Los Angeles, CA 121,589 $71.00
2 Riverside, CA 108,787 40.94
3 San Diego, CA 75,096 35.81
4 Sacramento, CA 68,056 27.50
5 Austin, TX 53,984 16.35
6 San Francisco, CA 32,174 16.32
7 Denver, CO 49,734 15.32
8 Truckee, CA 31,987 10.85
9 Oxnard, CA 19,555 10.17
10 Colorado Springs, CO 31,323 9.36
11 San Antonio, TX 30,696 8.43
12 Sante Fe, NM 23,546 7.28
13 Redding, CA 21,057 6.44
14 Salinas, CA 11,314 6.39
15 Houston, TX 36,004 6.27

(1) Single- and multi-family residences. Residences at high to extreme risk are most likely to sustain damage or be destroyed because they are within or close to high-risk fuel locations where high intensity wildfires occur.
(2) Based on the total destruction of the residential structure using the combined cost of construction materials as well as equipment and labor.

Source: CoreLogic®, a property data and analytics company.