Of the total population of 3.6 million in Connecticut, 2.2 million people live in coastal portions of the state.
Coastal Connecticut employs 976,600 people annually, earning a total of over $66.6 billion. This equates to almost $166 billion in gross domestic product.
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. *