Land Use Data Table - Maps - Metropolitan Council

Land Use in the Twin Cities Region

Metro Area land use comparison Summary for 2005-2010

2005-2010 2000-2010 1997-2010 1990-2010
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Land Use Categories 2005 Total
(in acres)
2010 Total
(in acres)
Change
2005-2010
Absolute
(in acres)
Relative
(percentage)
Residential Total 395,627 410,709 15,082 +4%
    Single Family Residential 337,885 351,436 13,551 +4%
    Farmsteads 17,161 15,743 -1,417 -8%
    Multi-family Residential 40,581 43,530 2,949 +7%
Mixed Use 4,848 5,625 777 +16%
Commercial 35,305 37,285 1,981 +6%
Industrial Total 48,578 49,420 842 +2%
    Industrial & Utility 38,920 39,577 657 +2%
    Extractive 6,962 6,801 -161 -2%
    Railway 2,697 3,043 346 +13%
Institutional 34,164 36,412 2,247 +7%
Parks, Recreation & Preserves 181,689 199,494 17,805 +10%
Major Vehicular Rights-of-Way 28,349 29,543 1,195 +4%
Airports 5,967 0 484 +8%
Agriculture & Undeveloped Total 1,045,190 1,004,677 -40,513 -4%
    Agriculture 585,857 568,262 -17,595 -3%
    Undeveloped Land 459,333 436,415 -22,918 -5%
    Agricultural & Vacant N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Industrial Parks not Developed N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Public & Semi-Public Vacant N/A N/A N/A N/A
Open Water 124,128 124,676 548 +0%
Total 1,903,844 1,904,292 448 +0%
Notes:
  • The bold rows in the table show major categories of land use.
  • Percentages and acres are rounded to the nearest whole number.
  • For additional explanation of land use categories and how to compare numbers between years, please see the Land Use Notes page.

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