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South Carolina

27%

Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$21.7 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages

25

Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting South Carolina 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 4.8 million in South Carolina, over 1.3 million people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal South Carolina employs over 540,000 people annually, earning a total of almost $21.7 billion. This equates to $55.8 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Six billion-dollar weather disasters affected South Carolina in 2018—and a total of 25 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. In September 2018, Hurricane Florence produced up to 23.8 inches of rainfall across the state, and caused damages totaling over $24 billion (including in North Carolina and other affected states).

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