States / Guam




$2.2 Million

Annual Wages


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

Ocean Economy

Guam’s ocean economy employs up to 21,000 people annually—about one-third of the total economy. Annual gross domestic product is about $5.7 billion.

Leading Employer

Of the six main sectors of Guam’s ocean economy, tourism and recreation is by far the leading employer, at about 88 percent of total ocean employment.

Natural Hazards

One weather disaster affected Guam in 2018—and a total of three affected the territory between 2010 and 2018.

Coastal Resources

Guam’s coral reefs provide almost $17 million in protection to buildings and the local economy every year.**

Guam graphic


ENOW Pacific Final Report (NOAA Report)

*Disaster Declarations for States and Counties (FEMA Website)

**Rigorously Valuing the Role of U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction (U.S. Geological Survey Report)

(All economic and demographic facts represent the latest data available [2015] and are regularly updated as new data become available)

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