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Population of State Living in Coastal Areas

$6 Billion
Heron at the shore

Coastal Employment

Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Mississippi 2010 to 2018)*

Coastal Demographics

Of the total population of approximately 2.99 million in Mississippi, approximately 383,000 people live in coastal portions of the state.

Coastal Economy

Coastal Mississippi employs about 147,000 people annually, earning a total of over $6 billion. This equates to over $16 billion in gross domestic product.

Natural Hazards

One billion-dollar disaster affected Mississippi in 2018—and a total of 20 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. In April 2018, severe storms and over 70 tornadoes caused widespread damage in Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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