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Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$14.9 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Alaska 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of 733,400 in Alaska, 611,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Alaska employs about 275,000 people annually, earning a total of $14.9 billion. This equates to approximately $44.9 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Three weather disasters affected Alaska in 2018—and a total of 16 affected the state between 2010 and 2018.* One of these events—the Western and Alaskan Wildfires—caused damages in the billions and burned over five million acres of Alaskan land.**

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