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National Land Cover Database 2006 (NLCD2006)

Product Statistics

Conterminous United States


NLCD 2006 Pie Chart

A generalized summary of the main NLCD2006 land cover classes for the conterminous United States (Note: Some NLCD06 land cover classes have been grouped for display purposes. A more detailed conterminous United States class proportions are described in the table below).

NLCD2006 Land Cover Class for the conterminous United StatesPercentage
11. Water5.18
12. Perennial Ice Snow 0.02
21. Low Intensity Residential 3.25
22. High Intensity Residential 1.44
23. Commercial/Industrial/Transportation 0.57
24. Developed High Intensity 0.20
31. Bare Rock/Sand/Clay 1.21
41. Deciduous Forest 10.99
42. Evergreen Forest 11.90
43. Mixed Forest 2.06
52. Shrub/Scrub 21.36
71. Grasslands/Herbaceous 14.47
81. Pasture/Hay 6.73
82. Row Crops 15.51
90. Woody Wetlands 3.87
95. Emergent Herbaceous Wetlands 1.25
Total 100.00%

A detailed description of all NLCD2006 land cover class proportions across the conterminous United States. Note: This table is for illustrative purposes only, we encourage you to download the most recent NLCD2006 data file to complete detailed land cover analysis.

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