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Urban Sprawl 1970 – 2000

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

In preparation for the 2010 Census data release next month, I have recalculated urban  sprawl values for every US metropolitan area using 2010 definitions of metropolitan areas.  The 1970 – 2000 data is available here:

1970 – 2000 Urban sprawl data

The data provided here have a high correlation with the Smart Growth America data.  Basically, the value here represents the percent of a metropolitan area’s population living in low density (< 3,500 persons per square mile) census tracts.  Rural areas of metro areas (population density < 200 persons per square mile) are excluded.

2010 values once the 2010 data become available.