States / Alabama



Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$10.5 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


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

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 4.8 million in Alabama, over 609,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Alabama employs 242,000 people annually, earning a total of almost $10.5 billion. This equates to approximately $25.8 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Four billion-dollar weather disasters affected Alabama in 2018—and a total of 27 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. In 2018, three separate storm systems caused dozens of tornadoes; one in March of that year caused over 20 tornadoes and extensive damage across Alabama.*

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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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