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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The geographic area covered in this report extends from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on the north, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the south. Included within this area are portions of the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia. All or portions of thirty coastal counties are included within the study area.

Economically, the area of the study is generally depressed. The highest degree of urbanization has occurred at the major ports in the area: Wilmington, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida. Per capita income in the area is below U. S. averages in 29 of the 30 counties. Six counties are primarily dependent upon manufacturing as a source of income, six on farming, nine on government (primarily military bases), three on services, six have no dominant sector.

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Chapter 2 - Summary
  • Chapter 3 - Physiography
  • Chapter 4 - Demography, Economic and Social Development and Functional Sectors
  • Chapter 5 - Industrial and Commercial Activity
  • Chapter 6 - Recreation and Tourism
  • Chapter 7 - The Petroleum Sector
  • Chapter 8 - Pollution Sources
  • Chapter 9 - Transportation Systems
  • Chaper 10 - Land Use Controls


Atlantic Coast (U.S.), Oceanography -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.), Natural resources -- Atlantic Coast (U.S)

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For the Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Department of Interior