Of the total population of approximately 5.7 million in Wisconsin, 2.1 million people live in coastal portions of the state.
Coastal Wisconsin employs over 996,000 people annually, earning a total of over $48 billion. This equates to almost $119 billion in gross domestic product.
One billion-dollar weather disaster affected Wisconsin in 2018—and a total of 12 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. In June 2017, severe hail and high winds caused a total of $2.5 billion in damages across Wisconsin and Minnesota.