States / Pennsylvania


2.4 Million

Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$61 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters
(Affecting Pennsylvania 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 12.8 million in Pennsylvania, almost 2.4 million people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Pennsylvania employs over 1 million people annually, earning a total of more than $61 billion. This equates to over $154 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Six billion-dollar weather disasters affected Pennsylvania in 2018—and a total of 27 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. In 2018 alone, Pennsylvania was affected by two separate Nor’easters, dozens of tornado events, and several severe storms.*

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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)

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