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Urban Forest Data

Urban Forest Data for Kentucky

Map of Kentucky showing the outline of the state and urban areasThis 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.

Available Data

  1. State Summary Report
  2. State-Level Data (3.6 MB Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet * ) | Metadata
  3. GIS shapefiles (including the state of Kentucky) | Metadata

Urban1 Forest Data for Kentucky

Select a data element below to see a graphical comparison to other states in the South Central East Region

Urban Population 2,253,800
Percent Urban Population Change from 1990 18.0%
Percent of Total State Population 55.8%
Percent Urban Land of State Land Area 3.0%
Percent Urban Land Change from 1990 13.0%
Urban Population Density 720.6
Percent Urban Population Density Change from 1990 4.4%
Percent Urban Tree Canopy Cover of Urban Land 16.5%
Tree Canopy Cover Per Capita (square meters/person) 228.8
Urban Carbon Storage (metric tons) 4,700,000
Urban Carbon Storage Value ($) $107,200,000
Urban Carbon Sequestration of Urban Trees(metric tons/year) 155,000
Urban Carbon Sequestration of Urban Trees ($/year) $3,534,000
Total Air Pollution Removal from Urban Trees (CO, NO2, SO2, PM10 in metric tons/year) 4,870
Total Air Pollution Removal Value from Urban Trees ($/year) $38,500,000

1Urban land is based on population density and was delimited using the United States Census definitions of urbanized areas and urban clusters.

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Last Modified: 12/08/2008