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Maine

55.5%

Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$14.5 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages

3

Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Maine 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 1.3 million in Maine, about 721,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Maine employs around 332,000 people annually, earning a total of over $14.5 billion. This equates to over $34 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

One billion-dollar weather disaster affected Maine in 2018—and a total of three affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most recent was a Nor’easter in January 2018, which caused widespread damage throughout the Northeast, costing a total of $1.1 billion and collectively causing 22 deaths.

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