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Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$10.5 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Alabama 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of 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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