Of the total population of approximately 5.4 million in Minnesota, approximately 216,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.
Coastal Minnesota employs about 104,000 people annually, earning a total of almost $4.5 billion. This equates to over $10 billion in gross domestic product.
Eight billion-dollar disasters affected Minnesota between 2010 and 2018. The most recent weather disaster was a hail and high-wind storm in June 2017, which collectively caused $2.5 billion in damage to Minnesota and Wisconsin.