September 11, 2011 Data and Sources

One September 11, 2011 an estimated 3,051 children had a parent die (Source: New York Magazine).  When talking with children and teens, it is important to share facts so, some help resources are listed below.

From New York Magazine and other sources above:

Times of attack: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. 

  • Total number killed in the attacks 2976
    • World Trade Center North 1470
    • Flight 11 87
    • First Responders 441 (FDNY, NYPD, PAPD)
    • World Trade Center South 694
    • Flight 93 (Shanksville, PA) 40
    • Flight 77 59
    • Pentagon 125
    • Flight 175 60
  • Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
  • Number of NYPD officers: 23
  • Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
  • Number of WTC companies that lost people: 60
  • Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,470
  • Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 694
  • Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658
  • Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1
  • Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39
  • Number evacuated by water in 6-7 hours, according to the Coast Guard, 300,000-500,000 (one ferry company transported 158,502 evacuees); the largest waterborne evacuation since a flotilla of civilian craft saved more than 300,000 British soldiers trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk, France, in 1940.
  • Number of people who work in Pentagon: more than 25,000
  • Number of people who were in attacked area of Pentagon: 800
  • Number of people in each tower when attacks began: 5,000 to 7,000 
  • Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks:1,609
  • Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051
  • Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20
  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274
  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661
  • Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300
  • Number of FDNY vehicles destroyed: 98
  • Tons of debris removed from site: 1,506,124
  • Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
  • Jobs lost in New York owing to the attacks: 146,100
  • Total number of hate crimes reported to the Council on American-Islamic Relations nationwide since 9/11: 1,714
  • Economic loss to New York in month following the attacks: $105 billion
  • Estimated cost of cleanup: $600 million
  • Total FEMA money spent on the emergency: $970 million
  • Amount of money granted by U.S. government to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways: $4.55 billion

Victims from 38 states

New York 1,747
New Jersey          694
Massachusetts         92
Virginia           81
Connecticut         65
Maryland         50
California     49
Pennsylvania     30
DC     11
New Hampshire     10
Illinois      9
Texas      6
Florida, RI 5 each
ME, GA, ALA 4 each
LA, NC, OH 3 each
KS, DE, MO, HI,
MI, OK, CO 2 each
NE, NV, MS, KY, NM, AZ,
OR, IA, UT, ID, WI 1 each

Victims from 56 Countries including:

United Kingdom 67
India 41
South Korea 28
Canada 24
Japan 24

 

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