Hurricane Barry & Coastline America

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 00:00


Starting with Hurricane Barry, the 2019 hurricane season has begun and, once again, the number of people living in some of the most vulnerable coastline regions is growing. The Census Bureau reports that about 94.7 million people, or about 29.1% of the total U.S. population, lived in coastline counties in 2017, a 15.3% growth since 2000. Barry, the first of the season, made landfall Saturday in Louisiana as a Category 1 and was later downgraded to a tropical storm, causing widespread flooding and power outages along the Gulf Coast.

Learn more about Hurricane Barry through the Census Bureau's interactive or an infographic about coastline America.