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This page contains links to reports, metadata and results from state urban and community forest assessments as part of the national RPA assessment (Resource Planning Act). These pages summarize cover and population information for urban and community areas within each state. Results are reported at the county, county subdivision and place level based on National Land Cover Data (NLCD) and US Census Bureau data. Data tables are provided in Excel format. GIS data files are also included with the state data.
Select a data element below to see a graphical comparison to other states in the South Atlantic Region
|Percent Urban Population Change from 1990||27.4%|
|Percent of Total State Population||60.5%|
|Percent Urban Land of State Land Area||6.1%|
|Percent Urban Land Change from 1990||22.7%|
|Urban Population Density||507.1|
|Percent Urban Population Density Change from 1990||3.8%|
|Percent Urban Tree Canopy Cover of Urban Land||33.7%|
|Tree Canopy Cover Per Capita (square meters/person)||663.7|
|Urban Carbon Storage (metric tons)||14,700,000|
|Urban Carbon Storage Value ($)||$335,200,000|
|Urban Carbon Sequestration of Urban Trees(metric tons/year)||483,000|
|Urban Carbon Sequestration of Urban Trees ($/year)||$11,012,000|
|Total Air Pollution Removal from Urban Trees (CO, NO2, SO2, PM10 in metric tons/year)||14,800|
|Total Air Pollution Removal Value from Urban Trees ($/year)||$113,600,000|
1Urban land is based on population density and was delimited using the United States Census definitions of urbanized areas and urban clusters.
*To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer available for free from Microsoft®.
Last Modified: 12/08/2008