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Connecticut

61%

Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$65.6 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages

12

Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Connecticut 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of 3.6 million in Connecticut, 2.2 million people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Connecticut employs 972,200 people annually, earning a total of over $65.6 billion. This equates to over $160 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

Three billion-dollar weather disasters affected Connecticut in 2018—and a total of 12 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most expensive of these was Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which caused a total of $72.8 billion in combined damages to Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. *

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