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