States / Maine



Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$15.8 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


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

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 1.3 million in Maine, about 721,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

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.

Natural Hazards

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.

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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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