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Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$48 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Wisconsin 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 5.7 million in Wisconsin, 2.1 million people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Wisconsin employs over 996,000 people annually, earning a total of over $48 billion. This equates to almost $119 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

One billion-dollar weather disaster affected Wisconsin in 2018—and a total of 12 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. In June 2017, severe hail and high winds caused a total of $2.5 billion in damages across Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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