Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What sprawl?

The US has a total land area 2.3 billion acres. In '07, the major land uses were forestland at 671 million acres (30%), grassland pasture and rangeland at 614 million acres (27%), cropland at 408 million acres (18%), parks and wildlife areas at 313 million acres (14%), misc uses (tundra and swamps) at 197 million acres (9%), and urban land at 61 million acres or just 3%! Sprawl, a problem?

Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
GraphsandLaughs, LLC

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