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9/11 by the Numbers
Death, destruction, charity, salvation, war, money, real estate, spouses, babies, and other September 11 statistics.


The initial numbers are indelible: 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. From there, they ripple out.

See Also: The Encyclopedia of 9/11

  • Total number killed in attacks in New York: 2,753

  • Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343

  • Number of NYPD officers: 23

  • Number of Port Authority police officers: 37

  • Number of WTC companies in the towers that lost people: 128

  • Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402

  • Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614

  • Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658

  • Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom: 2,108

  • Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115

  • Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1

  • Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39

  • Bodies found "intact": 291

  • Remains found: 21,744

  • Number of families who got no remains: 1,717

  • Estimated units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center: 36,000

  • Total units of donated blood actually used: 258

  • 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 funerals attended by Rudy Giuliani in 2001: 200

  • 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

  • Days the New York Stock Exchange was closed: 6

  • Point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average when the NYSE reopened: 684.81

  • Days after 9/11 that the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan: 26

  • Total number of civil rights complaints reported to the Council on American-Islamic Relations nationwide from 2002 to 2008: 12,962

  • 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

  • Estimated amount donated to 9/11 charities: $1.4 billion

  • Estimated amount of insurance paid worldwide related to 9/11: $40.2 billion

  • Estimated amount of money needed to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways: $7.5 billion

  • Amount of money granted by U.S. government to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways: $4.55 billion

  • Estimated amount of money raised for funds dedicated to NYPD and FDNY families: $500 million

  • Percentage of total charity money raised going to FDNY and NYPD families: 25

  • Average benefit already received by each FDNY and NYPD widow: $1 million

  • Percentage increase in law-school applications from 2001 to 2002: 17.9

  • Percentage increase in Peace Corps applications from 2001 to 2002: 40

  • Percentage increase in CIA applications from 2001 to 2002: 50

  • Number of songs Clear Channel Radio considered "inappropriate" to play after 9/11: 150

  • Number of mentions of 9/11 at the 2002 Oscars: 26

  • Apartments in lower Manhattan eligible for asbestos cleanup: 23,000

  • Number of apartments whose residents have requested cleanup and testing: 4,167

  • Number of Americans who changed their 2001 holiday-travel plans from plane to train or car: 1.4 million

  • Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000

    Updated September 2012

    See Also: The Encyclopedia of 9/11