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Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$24.1 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Delaware 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

The entire population of Delaware—926,500 people—lives in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Delaware’s coastal economy employs over 443,600 people annually, earning a total of $24.1 billion. This equates to $72 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

One billion-dollar weather disaster affected Delaware in 2018—and a total of seven affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most expensive of these was Hurricane Sandy, 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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