Urban Growth Animation: 1986-2012 and Results



NJ Land Use/Land Cover Level 1

Table 1. Level 1 land use/land cover for 1986, 1995, 2002, 2007, and 2012 time periods. Note 2007 represents the revised 2007 numbers released as part of the 2012 mapping by the NJDEP.

    1986 (acres) 1995 (acres) 2002 (acres) 2007* (acres) 2012 (acres) 26 yr. change 26 yr
% change
  Urban 1,208,553 1,334,542 1,452,503 1,534,612 1,558,862 +350,309 +29.0%
  Agriculture 744,382 652,335 594,696 559,615 545,813 -198,569 -26.7%
  Upland Forest 1,641,279 1,616,522 1,568,809 1,531,128 1,527,372 -113,907 -6.9%
  Water 783,260 800,610 803,185 811,468 810,437 +27,177 +3.5%
  Wetlands 1,049,269 1,022,253 1,005,636 994,836 992,566 -56,703 -5.4%
  Barren 57,223 56,698 59,138 52,216 48,826 -8,397 -14.7%

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