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New Hampshire


Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$10.5 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters
(Affecting New Hampshire 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of 1.3 million in New Hampshire, approximately 424,300 live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal New Hampshire employs 197,000 people annually, earning a total of almost $10.5 billion. This equates to almost $25 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

One billion-dollar weather disaster affected New Hampshire in 2018—and a total of 5 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most expensive and devastating of these was Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, which, in total, caused $72.8 billion in damage to 13 states throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

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American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates (NOAA Data)

*Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (NOAA Website)

(All economic and demographic facts represent the latest data available [2015] and are regularly updated as new data become available)

Making a Difference
in New Hampshire

NOAA Provides Assistance to Coastal Communities

The Takeaway: Some U.S. coastal communities have plentiful data for creating robust resilience plans. Others are struggling to catch up. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is focused on providing equal access to the data, tools, and expertise they deserve.

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