Special Report

American Cities That Will Soon Be Under Water

Michael B. Sauter, Thomas C. Frohlich

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35. Secaucus, New Jersey
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2060: 3,092 (19.0%)
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2100: 5,594 (34.4%)
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2060: 25.7%
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2100: 65.8%
> Current property value at risk in 2060: $230 million

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34. Hampton, Virginia
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2060: 3,306 (2.4%)
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2100: 37,495 (27.3%)
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2060: 10.4%
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2100: 45.7%
> Current property value at risk in 2060: $340 million

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33. St. Simons, Georgia
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2060: 3,370 (22.9%)
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2100: 9,651 (65.6%)
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2060: 26.4%
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2100: 60.1%
> Current property value at risk in 2060: $1.7 billion

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32. Margate City, New Jersey
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2060: 3,533 (55.6%)
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2100: 5,910 (93.0%)
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2060: 55.7%
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2100: 99.6%
> Current property value at risk in 2060: $1.9 billion

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31. St. Helena Island, South Carolina
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2060: 3,535 (16.0%)
> Population with homes at risk of flooding in 2100: 9,084 (41.2%)
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2060: 27.3%
> Habitable land that will be underwater by 2100: 59.0%
> Current property value at risk in 2060: $736 million