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Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$4.6 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Minnesota 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 5.4 million in Minnesota, approximately 216,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Minnesota employs about 105,000 people annually, earning over $4.6 billion. This equates to over $10 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Eight billion-dollar disasters affected Minnesota between 2010 and 2018. The most recent weather disaster was a hail and high-wind storm in June 2017, which collectively caused $2.5 billion in damage to Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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