States / Mississippi



Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$6 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


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

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 2.99 million in Mississippi, approximately 383,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Mississippi employs about 147,000 people annually, earning a total of over $6 billion. This equates to over $16 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

One billion-dollar disaster affected Mississippi in 2018—and a total of 20 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. In April 2018, severe storms and over 70 tornadoes caused widespread damage in Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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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)

Making a Difference
in Mississippi

NOAA Provides Assistance to Coastal Communities

The Takeaway: Some U.S. coastal communities have plentiful data for creating robust resilience plans. Others are struggling to catch up. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is focused on providing equal access to the data, tools, and expertise they deserve.

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