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1985-2002 Land Cover Change in the Coastal Boundary for Each Municipality

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1985-2002 Land Cover Change in the Coastal Boundary Coastal Zone Municipality

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

4538

58

1920

0.7%

1.8%

0.2%

0.5%

0.4%

0.8%

1.3%

3.0%

Bridgeport

2389

23

2001

0.5%

0.6%

0.4%

0.4%

0.1%

0.1%

1.0%

1.1%

Chester

872

25

211

1.2%

5.0%

0.3%

1.3%

1.3%

5.4%

2.8%

11.7%

Clinton

3370

193

1236

3.4%

9.3%

0.6%

1.6%

1.8%

4.8%

5.7%

15.7%

Darien

1791

17

988

0.4%

0.6%

0.5%

0.9%

0.1%

0.2%

1.0%

1.8%

Deep River

961

32

228

1.0%

4.3%

0.9%

4.0%

1.4%

5.7%

3.3%

14.0%

East Haven

2108

93

889

3.2%

7.6%

0.5%

1.1%

0.7%

1.7%

4.4%

10.5%

East Lyme

2986

123

1017

1.7%

5.1%

0.8%

2.3%

1.6%

4.7%

4.1%

12.1%

Essex

1113

45

311

1.5%

5.3%

0.8%

3.0%

1.7%

6.1%

4.0%

14.3%

Fairfield

2749

21

1642

0.4%

0.6%

0.3%

0.5%

0.1%

0.2%

0.8%

1.3%

Greenwich

3260

14

1959

0.2%

0.3%

0.1%

0.2%

0.2%

0.3%

0.4%

0.7%

Groton

5199

176

1839

1.2%

3.4%

0.8%

2.2%

1.4%

4.0%

3.4%

9.6%

Guilford

5083

59

1274

0.7%

2.7%

0.3%

1.3%

0.2%

0.6%

1.2%

4.7%

Hamden

1113

18

352

1.3%

4.1%

0.2%

0.6%

0.1%

0.5%

1.6%

5.2%

Ledyard

1860

62

483

1.4%

5.3%

0.8%

3.1%

1.2%

4.5%

3.4%

12.9%

Lyme

3612

47

245

0.6%

8.8%

0.2%

3.1%

0.5%

7.3%

1.3%

19.1%

Madison

3995

126

1251

1.2%

3.8%

0.5%

1.7%

1.4%

4.6%

3.2%

10.1%

Milford

6083

235

3007

1.4%

2.9%

0.6%

1.3%

1.8%

3.7%

3.9%

7.8%

Montville

1142

161

339

3.5%

11.7%

1.8%

6.1%

8.8%

29.6%

14.1%

47.4%

New Haven

4499

87

3251

1.0%

1.4%

0.8%

1.1%

0.1%

0.2%

1.9%

2.7%

New London

1243

61

887

2.1%

3.0%

0.9%

1.3%

1.9%

2.7%

4.9%

6.9%

North Haven

1502

86

708

4.1%

8.6%

1.1%

2.4%

0.5%

1.1%

5.7%

12.1%

Norwalk

2737

21

1825

0.5%

0.8%

0.1%

0.2%

0.1%

0.2%

0.8%

1.1%

Norwich

1453

75

852

2.6%

4.5%

0.9%

1.5%

1.7%

2.9%

5.2%

8.8%

Old Lyme

7240

260

1541

1.1%

5.3%

0.6%

2.9%

1.8%

8.6%

3.6%

16.9%

Old Saybrook

4763

283

1691

3.3%

9.3%

0.8%

2.3%

1.8%

5.1%

5.9%

16.8%

Orange

230

44

35

2.1%

13.6%

0.9%

5.7%

16.4%

107.3%

19.3%

126.5%

Preston

645

35

150

2.9%

12.6%

1.1%

4.6%

1.4%

5.8%

5.4%

23.1%

Shelton

467

34

141

2.5%

8.1%

0.6%

1.9%

4.2%

13.7%

7.2%

23.7%

Stamford

2066

17

1476

0.4%

0.6%

0.3%

0.4%

0.1%

0.1%

0.8%

1.2%

Stonington

5607

245

1464

1.3%

5.2%

0.6%

2.2%

2.4%

9.4%

4.4%

16.7%

Stratford

3917

105

2119

2.1%

4.0%

0.4%

0.7%

0.2%

0.3%

2.7%

5.0%

Waterford

3286

131

1068

1.5%

4.5%

0.8%

2.4%

1.7%

5.4%

4.0%

12.3%

West Haven

2303

107

798

1.8%

5.3%

1.0%

2.8%

1.9%

5.4%

4.7%

13.5%

Westbrook

1893

26

1232

0.9%

1.4%

0.3%

0.5%

0.1%

0.2%

1.4%

2.1%

Westport

2925

36

1454

0.7%

1.5%

0.3%

0.7%

0.2%

0.3%

1.2%

2.5%

Total

101000

3182

41884

1.4%

3.4%

0.6%

1.4%

1.2%

2.8%

3.2%

7.6%

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