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2002 Land Cover for Each Municipality in the Coastal Study Area*

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2002 Land Cover by Coastal Zone Municipality

36 Coastal Area* Towns

Acres

Branford

5438

1156

611

3905

802

457

59

541

810

350

79

14208

Bridgeport

8749

559

134

561

26

241

12

22

15

136

8

10464

Chester

1326

184

575

5981

1261

568

18

471

192

123

47

10745

Clinton

3073

410

470

4571

125

164

17

449

762

348

32

10422

Darien

3793

2183

103

1551

264

118

10

21

12

84

0

8140

Deep River

1353

218

465

5679

234

484

17

244

119

215

16

9044

East Haven

3594

584

625

2204

77

237

16

92

369

235

13

8048

East Lyme

3767

436

1953

12486

948

715

126

981

313

507

67

22298

Essex

1655

238

499

3351

205

993

15

248

199

111

31

7545

Fairfield

8275

3485

1343

4587

410

459

11

323

283

220

37

19432

Greenwich

9930

7065

1568

7917

2825

835

42

687

23

194

0

31087

Groton

6763

1209

1026

8432

430

954

47

759

326

711

47

20704

Guilford

5149

1104

2871

16092

1444

568

103

1486

1235

163

76

30291

Hamden

6922

1835

1104

9126

789

462

74

261

390

260

55

21278

Ledyard

3482

457

2192

14874

663

1253

131

2121

3

260

108

25543

Lyme

1190

104

1434

13824

1676

1867

57

667

987

146

100

22051

Madison

4524

831

1122

12901

171

233

256

1787

1106

533

26

23490

Milford

7716

1512

582

2084

147

653

35

331

1079

485

70

14695

Montville

4238

651

2122

16724

641

1541

142

1122

0

721

414

28315

New Haven

8741

1008

172

1319

69

392

16

60

339

173

0

12288

New London

2654

270

82

309

34

435

9

66

1

112

7

3979

North Haven

6026

1574

1557

2957

258

260

14

293

431

135

7

13510

Norwalk

9660

2140

205

1810

295

214

15

74

143

198

0

14754

Norwich

5825

943

2249

7665

466

853

43

338

 

272

123

18777

Old Lyme

2763

490

832

6895

956

995

31

906

1389

246

40

15544

Old Saybrook

3044

392

322

3376

114

491

19

595

1390

254

32

10032

Orange

3717

2230

693

3258

628

196

6

315

0

55

38

11136

Preston

1884

296

4111

10364

978

691

118

1591

25

210

48

20317

Shelton

6519

1745

1893

8220

409

906

25

357

3

273

57

20407

Stamford

11414

3390

748

7273

431

679

16

437

10

194

0

24591

Stonington

4679

1008

3891

11387

217

600

185

1660

980

339

103

25049

Stratford

6647

1333

280

1466

97

511

17

164

626

391

30

11564

Waterford

4741

995

1713

10384

910

825

176

1307

72

525

262

21909

West Haven

2034

199

466

5417

62

212

56

1021

440

358

45

10310

Westbrook

4758

726

197

766

55

133

14

43

139

174

2

7007

Westport

5899

2371

517

2337

830

298

22

248

198

197

0

12917

Sub-total

181940

45332

40727

232053

19949

21492

1968

22089

14410

9906

2023

591890

                         

Six additional Connecticut River Towns

           
 

Cromwell

2460

880

1207

1982

169

446

223

540

--

372

24

8301

East Haddam

3296

557

3156

22765

2732

1701

194

1258

209

175

192

36234

East Hampton

2618

325

1275

16075

1435

968

67

657

--

171

81

23673

Haddam

2961

403

1610

18704

2769

1723

74

523

347

229

283

29626

Middletown

6714

2182

4144

9419

2106

1045

91

644

63

356

408

27172

Portland

2089

737

1677

8254

778

1025

61

796

--

309

126

15853

Sub-total

20138

5084

13070

77199

9987

6907

710

4418

619

1612

1115

140860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

202078

50415

53797

309252

29937

28399

2678

26507

15029

11518

3138

732750

Click here to see descriptions of the 11 land cover classes.

* 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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