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2.4 million

Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$58 Billion
Heron at the shore

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 992,000 people annually, earning a total of almost $58 billion. This equates to over $144 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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