States / Connecticut



Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$66.6 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


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

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of 3.6 million in Connecticut, 2.2 million people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Connecticut employs 976,600 people annually, earning a total of over $66.6 billion. This equates to almost $166 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Three billion-dollar weather disasters affected Connecticut in 2018—and a total of 12 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most expensive of these was Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which caused a total of $72.8 billion in combined damages to Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. *

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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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