States / Oregon



Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$11 Billion

Coastal Employment
Annual Wages


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

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 3.9 million in Oregon, almost 659,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Oregon employs almost 268,000 people annually, earning a total of almost $11 billion. This equates to over $26 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Two billion-dollar weather disasters affected Oregon in 2018—and a total of 10 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. Wildfires and drought accounted for the vast majority of costs and destruction.*

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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 Oregon

NOAA Boosts Coastal Hardiness

The Takeaway: The agency and its partners help coastal communities lessen hazard dangers, curb carbon emissions, and protect the coast’s environmental and economic assets.

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