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382. Urban and Built-up Land Use by State and Other Area: 1997

{Excludes Alaska and District of Columbia. Urban and built-up areas consist of residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional land; construction sites; public administrative sites; railroad yards; cemeteries; airports; golf courses; sanitary landfills; sewage treatment plants; water control structures and spillways; other land used for such purposes; small parks (less than 10 acres) within urban and built-up areas; and highways, railroads, and other transportation facilities if they are surrounded by urban areas. Also included are tracts of less than 10 acres that do not meet the above definition but are completely surrounded by Urban and bult-up land]

 
POST Urban land
State FIPS OFFICE
and Code ABBREV- Total Total Percent Change,
other area IATION land of total 1992-97
 
      Total (X) (X) 1,944,135 80,781 4.2 15,428
 
    United States 00000 US 1,941,827 80,276 4.1 15,286
 
Alabama 01000 AL 33,424 1,823 5.5 424
Alaska 02000 AK (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Arizona 04000 AZ 72,964 1,246 1.7 181
Arkansas 05000 AR 34,037 996 2.9 226
California 06000 CA 101,510 4,952 4.9 685
Colorado 08000 CO 66,625 1,182 1.8 115
Connecticut 09000 CT 3,195 823 25.8 61
Delaware 10000 DE 1,534 213 13.9 34
District of Columbia 11000 DC (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Florida 12000 FL 37,534 4,867 13.0 925
Georgia 13000 GA 37,741 3,534 9.4 1,051
Hawaii 15000 HI 4,163 159 3.8 9
Idaho 16000 ID 53,488 445 0.8 109
Illinois 17000 IL 36,059 2,544 7.1 288
Indiana 18000 IN 23,158 1,846 8.0 269
Iowa 19000 IA 36,017 839 2.3 91
Kansas 20000 KS 52,661 1,070 2.0 167
Kentucky 21000 KY 25,863 1,418 5.5 341
Louisiana 22000 LA 31,377 1,339 4.3 155
Maine 23000 ME 20,966 582 2.8 164
Maryland 24000 MD 7,870 1,189 15.1 219
Massachusetts 25000 MA 5,339 1,463 27.4 281
Michigan 26000 MI 37,349 3,360 9.0 549
Minnesota 27000 MN 54,010 1,535 2.8 300
Mississippi 28000 MS 30,527 1,094 3.6 298
Missouri 29000 MO 44,614 1,743 3.9 297
Montana 30000 MT 94,110 409 0.4 116
Nebraska 31000 NE 49,510 557 1.1 67
Nevada 32000 NV 70,763 325 0.5 37
New Hampshire 33000 NH 5,941 549 9.2 104
New Jersey 34000 NJ 5,216 1,803 34.6 282
New Mexico 35000 NM 77,823 793 1.0 337
New York 36000 NY 31,361 2,919 9.3 485
North Carolina 37000 NC 33,709 3,556 10.5 755
North Dakota 38000 ND 45,251 271 0.6 37
Ohio 39000 OH 26,445 3,431 13.0 519
Oklahoma 40000 OK 44,738 1,290 2.9 214
Oregon 41000 OR 62,161 886 1.4 142
Pennsylvania 42000 PA 28,995 3,901 13.5 1,103
Rhode Island 44000 RI 813 187 22.9 10
South Carolina 45000 SC 19,939 1,880 9.4 533
South Dakota 46000 SD 49,358 366 0.7 71
Tennessee 47000 TN 26,974 2,182 8.1 597
Texas 48000 TX 171,052 7,126 4.2 1,146
Utah 49000 UT 54,339 505 0.9 99
Vermont 50000 VT 6,154 241 3.9 25
Virginia 51000 VA 27,087 2,302 8.5 464
Washington 53000 WA 44,035 1,686 3.8 328
West Virginia 54000 WV 15,508 745 4.8 266
Wisconsin 55000 WI 35,920 1,844 5.1 271
Wyoming 56000 WY 62,603 261 0.4 42
 
Caribbean 2,307 505 21.9 142


Source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Resource and Conservation Service, and Iowa State University, Statistical Laboratory, 1997 National Resources Inventory.

http://www.nhq.nrcs.usda.gov/NRI/1997/

**************************************************************************************** Cover/use :

Urban and built-up areas -- A Land Cover/Use category consisting of residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional land; construction sites; public administrative sites; railroad yards; cemeteries; airports; golf courses; sanitary landfills; sewage treatment plants; water control structures and spillways; other land used for such purposes; small parks (less than 10 acres) within urban and built-up areas; and highways, railroads, and other transportation facilities if they are surrounded by urban areas. Also included are tracts of less than 10 acres that do not meet the above definition but are completely surrounded by Urban and Built-up land. Two size categories are recognized in the NRI: (i) areas 0.25 to 10 acres, and (ii) areas greater than 10 acres.

Rural transportation land -- A Land Cover/Use category which consists of all highways, roads, railroads and associated rights-of-way outside urban and built-up areas; including private roads to farms, logging roads, and other private roads, except field lanes.

Small built-up areas -- A land cover/use category consisting of developed land units of 0.25 to 10 acres, meeting the definition of "Urban and Built-up Areas" (see definition). [NRI-92]

Cropland. A Land cover/use category that includes areas used for the production of adapted crops for harvest. Two subcategories of cropland are recognized: cultivated and noncultivated. Cultivated cropland comprises land in row crops or close-grown crops and also other cultivated cropland, for example, hayland or pastureland that is in a rotation with row or close-grown crops. Noncultivated cropland includes permanent hayland and horticultural cropland.

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). A federal program established under the Food Security Act of 1985 to assist private landowners to convert highly erodible cropland to vegetative cover for 10 years. [NMCSP]

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land. A Land cover/use category that includes land under a CRP contract.

Federal land. A land ownership category designating land that is owned by the federal government. It does not include, for example, trust lands administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) land. No data are collected for any year that land is in this ownership. Federal land :

Forest land. A Land cover/use category that is at least 10 percent stocked by single-stemmed woody species of any size that will be at least 4 meters (13 feet) tall at maturity. Also included is land bearing evidence of natural regeneration of tree cover (cut over forest or abandoned farmland) and not currently developed for nonforest use. Ten percent stocked, when viewed from a vertical direction, equates to an areal canopy cover of leaves and branches of 25 percent or greater. The minimum area for classification as forestland is 1 acre, and the area must be at least 100 feet wide. Land cover/use. A term that includes categories of land cover and categories of land use. Land cover is the vegetation or other kind of material that covers the land surface. Land use is the purpose of human activity on the land; it is usually, but not always, related to land cover. The NRI uses the term land cover/use to identify categories that account for all the surface area of the United States.

Pastureland. A Land cover/use category of land managed primarily for the production of introduced forage plants for livestock grazing. Pastureland cover may consist of a single species in a pure stand, a grass mixture, or a grass-legume mixture. Management usually consists of cultural treatments: fertilization, weed control, reseeding or renovation, and control of grazing. For the NRI, includes land that has a vegetative cover of grasses, legumes, and/or forbs, regardless of whether or not it is being grazed by livestock.

Rangeland. A Land cover/use category on which the climax or potential plant cover is composed principally of native grasses, grasslike plants, forbs or shrubs suitable for grazing and browsing, and introduced forage species that are managed like rangeland. This would include areas where introduced hardy and persistent grasses, such as crested wheatgrass, are planted and such practices as deferred grazing, burning, chaining, and rotational grazing are used, with little or no chemicals or fertilizer being applied. Grasslands, savannas, many wetlands, some deserts, and tundra are considered to be rangeland. Certain communities of low forbs and shrubs, such as mesquite, chaparral, mountain shrub, and pinyon-juniper, are also included as rangeland.

Water. A General cover category consisting of permanent water, such as a perennial stream, lake, or pond with at least 25 percent open water. If the vegetative canopy obscures more than 75 percent of the water surface from view, the area is recorded under the category appropriate for the canopy vegetation. Four types of water areas are large streams, large water bodies, small streams, and small water bodies.

Water areas. A Land cover/use category comprising water bodies and streams that are permanent open water.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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