Of the total population of approximately 1.3 million in Maine, about 721,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.
Coastal Maine employs around 343,000 people annually, earning a total of over $15.8 billion. This equates to over $37 billion in gross domestic product.
One billion-dollar weather disaster affected Maine in 2018—and a total of three affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most recent was a Nor’easter in January 2018, which caused widespread damage throughout the Northeast, costing a total of $1.1 billion and collectively causing 22 deaths.