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Connecticut's Changing Landscape

Land Cover and Change - 1985 to 2015

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2015 Land Cover

Charts and table of 2015 land cover area by town for all 12 land cover categories.


1985-2015 Overall Change

Chart and tables of 1985-2015 change by town for six major land cover categories.


1985-2015 Incremental Change

Includes charts for six major categories for all time periods.

 

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State Land Cover Statistics

1985

1990

1995

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2010

2015

Change

 

Class

sq. miles % of state sq. miles % of state sq. miles % of state sq. miles % of state sq. miles % of state sq. miles % of state sq. miles % of state sq. miles % of state
  Developed 796.5 16.0 861.4 17.3 884.6 17.8 922.0 18.6 941.4 19.0 946.1 19.0 951.8 19.2 155.3 3.1
  Turf & Grass 309.6 6.2 328.3 6.6 345.0 6.9 367.3 7.4 387.9 7.8 390.5 7.9 390.0 7.9 80.4 1.6
  Other Grasses 78.2 1.6 81.6 1.6 104.0 2.1 106.9 2.2 99.4 2.0 104.5 2.1 98.5 2.0 20.3 0.4
  Agricultural Field 435.2 8.8 412.1 8.3 398.3 8.0 376.4 7.6 367.6 7.4 366.7 7.4 365.4 7.4 -69.8 -1.4
  Deciduous Forest 2452.7 49.4 2395.4 48.2 2353.5 47.4 2318.6 46.7 2298.5 46.3 2292.0 46.1 2292.5 46.1 -160.3 -3.2
  Coniferous Forest 452.2 9.1 447.1 9.0 443.5 8.9 439.6 8.9 436.5 8.8 436.0 8.8 435.5 8.8 -16.7 -0.3
  Water 171.7 3.5 167.0 3.4 162.5 3.3 159.3 3.2 159.7 3.2 159.8 3.2 158.2 3.2 -13.6 -0.3
  Non-forested Wetland 20.9 0.4 21.5 0.4 21.5 0.4 22.1 0.4 21.6 0.4 21.1 0.4 21.2 0.4 0.3 0.0
  Forested Wetland 184.2 3.7 183.0 3.7 182.4 3.7 181.8 3.7 181.4 3.7 181.9 3.7 181.8 3.7 -2.4 0.0
  Tidal Wetland 23.0 0.5 23.0 0.5 22.9 0.5 22.8 0.5 22.4 0.5 22.4 0.5 22.4 0.5 -0.6 0.0
  Barren Land 25.1 0.5 29.4 0.6 31.7 0.6 33.2 0.7 33.7 0.7 29.0 0.6 32.7 0.7 7.6 0.2
  Utility Corridor 18.1 0.4 17.7 0.4 17.7 0.4 17.5 0.4 17.5 0.4 17.5 0.4 17.5 0.4 -0.6 0.0