Coastline County Population Trends: 2000 to 2016

Authors: Darryl Cohen*, U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Population Geography, Coastal and Marine, United States
Keywords: United States, coastal geography, coastline counties, population
Session Type: Illustrated Paper
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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More than 29 percent of the U.S. population lived in the 254 coastline counties – those counties on the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Coasts – according to a 2010 report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Using the Census Bureau’s 2016 population estimates and other data sources, this presentation will explore population change in those counties between 2000 and 2016. Data will be presented for all 254 coastline counties, with a focus on the 185 Atlantic and Gulf Coast Counties, which are the most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes. Population data for counties affected by the hurricanes that made landfall in the United States during the 2017 hurricane season will be highlighted, along with more recent data for the years from 2009 to 2016, which were not covered in the earlier report.

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