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Urban Forest Data

Urban Forest Data for South Carolina

Map of South Carolina 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 (3.4 MB Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet * ) | Metadata
  3. GIS shapefiles (including the state of South Carolina) | Metadata


Urban1 Forest Data for South Carolina

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

Urban Population 2,427,124
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.


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Last Modified: 12/08/2008