States / Ohio



Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$62 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


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

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 11.6 million in Ohio, over 2.5 million people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Ohio employs over 1.2 million people annually, earning a total of $62 billion. This equates to almost $159 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Two billion-dollar weather disasters affected Ohio in 2018—and a total of 21 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most common of these disasters was severe storms, including high wind damage from tornadoes.*

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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 Ohio

Ohio Preserves Chagrin River Habitat

The Takeaway: The Chagrin River Floodplain Land Conservation Project has preserved 105 acres of habitat, contributing to a growing conservation corridor under NOAA’s Climate-Ready Coasts initiative.

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