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Washington

68.6%

Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$139.3 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages

8

Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Washington 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 7 million in Washington, over 4.8 million people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Washington employs almost 2.3 million people annually, earning a total of over $139 billion. This equates to almost $355 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

One billion-dollar weather disaster affected Washington in 2018—and a total of 8 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. Wildfires and drought accounted for the vast majority of costs and destruction.*

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