Some 2 million coastal homes could be underwater by 2100 if sea levels rise six feet, according to an analysis of federal environmental data by Zillow, a real estate database company. Florida could lose nearly a million homes, one-eighth of its housing stock. New Jersey could lose more than 190,000 homes, 7 percent of its total.

Source: Krishna Rao, “Climate Change and Housing: Will a Rising Tide Sink All Homes?” Zillow, June 2, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/lj4fdad

Data for the graphic are as follows:

State Percentage of Potentially Underwater Housing stock Number of Potentially Underwater Properties Total Value of Potentially Underwater Properties, in billions of dollars
Florida 12.56% 934,411 $413
New Jersey 7.35% 190,429 $93.1
New York 2.10% 96,708 $71
Massachusetts 3.10% 62,069 $51.2
California 0.44% 42,353 $49.2
South Carolina 4.42% 83,833 $45
Hawaii 9.07% 37,556 $25.3
North Carolina 1.64% 57,259 $20.6
Maryland 3.09% 64,299 $19.6
Virginia 1.77% 46,287 $14.4
Washington 1.32% 31,235 $13.7
Louisiana 5.88% 80,080 $13.2

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