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2002 Land Cover for Connecticut, the Coastal Study Area and the Coastal Boundary

The 11 classes of the 2002 land cover are listed below along with the acres and corresponding percentages in the state of Connecticut, the Coastal Study Area* and the Coastal Boundary*.

Click here to see summary pie charts of these data.

Connecticut
Coastal Study Area*
Coastal Boundary*
acres
percent
acres
percent
acres
percent
Developed 595352 18.7% 202078 27.6% 47294 43.4%
Turf & Grass 142606 4.5% 50415 6.9% 8288 7.6%
Other Grasses & Agriculture 380628 12.0% 53797 7.3% 5286 4.8%
Deciduous Forest 1489190 46.8% 309252 42.2% 18386 16.9%
Coniferous Forest 285681 9.0% 29937 4.1% 2388 2.2%
Water 99776 3.1% 28399 3.9% 6435 5.9%
Non-forested Wetland 14939 0.5% 2678 0.4% 122 0.1%
Forested Wetland 111490 3.5% 26507 3.6% 1300 1.2%
Tidal Wetland 15614 0.5% 15029 2.1% 14894 13.7%
Barren Land 39536 1.2% 11518 1.6% 4599 4.2%
Utility ROW 9585 0.3% 3138 0.4% 61 0.1%
TOTAL 3184396   732750   109053  

* The Coastal Study Area consists of the 36 Coastal Area Towns in Connecticut plus six towns bordering the Connecticut River. The Coastal Boundary is small ribbon of land along the immediate coast. Visit the Study Area page for a map and the full definition of the Coastal Area and Coastal Boundary.

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