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1985-2002 Land Cover Change in Percentage for Each Municipality in the Coastal Study Area*

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36 Coastal Area Towns

Changed to Developed*

1985-1990
1990-1995
1995-2002
1985-2002

 

Total Area (acres)

Total Change Area (acres)

Dev. Before 1985 (acres)

Percent of Total Area

Percent of 1985 Dev. Area

Percent of Total Area

Percent of 1985 Dev. Area

Percent of Total Area

Percent of 1985 Dev. Area

Percent of Total Area

Percent of 1985 Dev. Area

Branford

14208

433

4993

1.9%

5.5%

0.5%

1.3%

0.6%

1.8%

3.0%

8.7%

Bridgeport

10464

105

8641

0.5%

0.6%

0.3%

0.4%

0.2%

0.2%

1.0%

1.2%

Chester

10745

160

1182

0.6%

5.5%

0.2%

2.0%

0.7%

6.0%

1.5%

13.5%

Clinton

10422

667

2443

2.6%

10.9%

1.0%

4.3%

2.8%

12.1%

6.4%

27.3%

Darien

8140

127

3684

0.7%

1.6%

0.6%

1.3%

0.2%

0.5%

1.6%

3.4%

Deep River

9044

213

1152

0.6%

5.0%

0.7%

5.5%

1.0%

8.0%

2.4%

18.5%

East Haven

8048

410

3186

3.3%

8.4%

0.7%

1.8%

1.1%

2.7%

5.1%

12.9%

East Lyme

22298

817

2985

1.7%

12.5%

0.7%

5.1%

1.3%

9.8%

3.7%

27.4%

Essex

7545

374

1297

1.9%

10.9%

1.0%

5.9%

2.1%

12.1%

5.0%

28.9%

Fairfield

19432

306

7959

0.8%

2.0%

0.5%

1.1%

0.3%

0.7%

1.6%

3.8%

Greenwich

31089

534

9481

0.8%

2.6%

0.6%

1.8%

0.4%

1.3%

1.7%

5.6%

Groton

20704

1106

5608

1.9%

7.1%

1.3%

4.7%

2.1%

7.9%

5.3%

19.7%

Guilford

30291

528

4639

0.8%

5.1%

0.4%

2.5%

0.6%

3.8%

1.7%

11.4%

Hamden

21278

665

6260

1.8%

6.0%

0.6%

1.9%

0.8%

2.7%

3.1%

10.6%

Ledyard

25543

856

2676

1.2%

11.6%

1.3%

12.1%

0.9%

8.3%

3.3%

32%

Lyme

22051

144

1074

0.3%

5.6%

0.1%

2.5%

0.3%

5.3%

0.7%

13.4%

Madison

23490

727

3843

1.3%

7.9%

0.7%

4.1%

1.1%

6.9%

3.1%

18.9%

Milford

14695

644

7091

2.0%

4.1%

1.1%

2.3%

1.3%

2.7%

4.4%

9.1%

Montville

28315

945

3378

1.2%

9.9%

0.5%

3.9%

1.7%

14.2%

3.3%

28.0%

New Haven

12288

167

8558

0.8%

1.2%

0.4%

0.6%

0.1%

0.2%

1.4%

1.9%

New London

3979

162

2462

1.8%

2.9%

0.7%

1.2%

1.5%

2.5%

4.1%

6.6%

North Haven

13510

579

5491

2.9%

7.2%

0.8%

2.0%

0.6%

1.4%

4.3%

10.6%

Norwalk

14754

312

9315

1.5%

2.3%

0.4%

0.7%

0.2%

0.3%

2.1%

3.3%

Norwich

18778

834

4993

2.1%

8.0%

0.9%

3.5%

1.4%

5.2%

4.4%

16.7%

Old Lyme

15544

436

2372

1.0%

6.6%

0.5%

3.3%

1.3%

8.5%

2.8%

18.4%

Old Saybrook

10032

522

2515

2.8%

11.2%

0.9%

3.5%

1.5%

6.1%

5.2%

20.8%

Orange

11136

388

3366

1.2%

4.1%

1.0%

3.3%

1.2%

4.1%

3.5%

11.5%

Preston

20317

328

1591

0.8%

10.6%

0.3%

4.1%

0.5%

5.9%

1.6%

20.6%

Shelton

20407

1394

5233

4.3%

16.6%

0.9%

3.7%

1.6%

6.4%

6.8%

26.6%

Stamford

24591

331

11054

0.7%

1.7%

0.4%

0.9%

0.2%

0.4%

1.3%

3.0%

Stonington

25049

1182

3773

0.8%

5.5%

1.2%

8.2%

2.7%

17.6%

4.7%

31.3%

Stratford

11564

303

6350

1.8%

3.3%

0.5%

1.0%

0.3%

0.5%

2.6%

4.8%

Waterford

21909

897

3905

1.6%

8.7%

0.8%

4.3%

1.8%

10.0%

4.1%

23.0%

West Haven

10310

434

1613

1.7%

10.6%

1.0%

6.4%

1.6%

10.0%

4.2%

26.9%

Westbrook

7007

273

4467

2.1%

3.4%

1.0%

1.6%

0.8%

1.2%

3.9%

6.1%

Westport

12917

159

5751

0.6%

1.3%

0.4%

0.9%

0.2%

0.5%

1.2%

2.8%

Sub-total

591892

18461

164382

1.4%

5.1%

0.7%

2.4%

1.0%

3.7%

3.1%

11.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Additional Connecticut River Towns

 

Cromwell

8301

377

2078

3.1%

12.5%

0.4%

1.6%

1.0%

4.0%

4.5%

18.2%

East Haddam

36234

506

2969

0.4%

4.9%

0.3%

3.3%

0.7%

8.9%

1.4%

17.0%

East Hampton

23673

360

2297

0.7%

6.8%

0.2%

1.8%

0.7%

7.1%

1.5%

15.7%

Haddam

29625

395

2612

0.7%

7.7%

0.2%

2.2%

0.5%

5.2%

1.3%

15.1%

Middletown

27172

849

5826

1.5%

6.9%

0.6%

2.6%

1.1%

5.0%

3.1%

14.6%

Portland

15853

352

1803

0.7%

6.2%

0.7%

6.1%

0.8%

7.2%

2.2%

19.5%

Sub-total

140860

2840

17585

0.9%

7.3%

0.4%

2.8%

0.8%

6.1%

2.0%

16.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

732752

21300

181967

1.3%

5.3%

0.6%

2.5%

1.0%

3.9%

2.9%

11.7%

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. Visit the Study Area page for a map and the full definition of the Coastal Area and Coastal Boundary.

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