States / Hawaii



Total Population

$32.4 Billion

Coastal Employment


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

Coastal Demographics

100 percent of Hawaii’s population lives in a coastal county. The most populated of the state’s five counties is Honolulu, with approximately 984,200 people, or about 70 percent of the population.

Coastal Economy

Hawaii’s coastal economy employs 653,000 people annually, earning a total of almost $32.4 billion. This equates to approximately $89 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Four weather disasters affected Hawaii in 2018—and a total of 10 affected the state between 2010 and 2018.*

Coastal Resources

Hawaii’s coral reefs provide millions of dollars in protection to buildings and the local economy every year, including over $395 million to Oahu, $377 million to Maui, $50.7 to the Big Island, and $12.7 to Kauai. **

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American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates (NOAA Data)

*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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