National Land Cover Database 2016 (NLCD2016) Statistics for 2016

Conterminous United States

NLCD 2016 Pie Chart for 2016

A generalized summary of the main NLCD2016 land cover classes for the conterminous United States (Note: Some NLCD2016 land cover classes have been grouped for display purposes. A detailed conterminous United States class proportions are described in the table below).

2016 Land Cover Class for the conterminous United States Percentage
11. Water 5.24
12. Perennial Ice Snow 0.01
21. Developed, Open Space 2.87
22. Developed, Low Intensity 1.48
23. Developed, Medium Intensity 0.70
24. Developed High Intensity 0.25
31. Bare Rock/Sand/Clay 1.03
41. Deciduous Forest 9.37
42. Evergreen Forest 11.43
43. Mixed Forest 3.63
52. Shrub/Scrub 21.78
71. Grasslands/Herbaceous 13.84
81. Pasture/Hay 6.28
82. Cultivated Crops 16.25
90. Woody Wetlands 4.37
95. Emergent Herbaceous Wetlands 1.47
Total 100.00%

A detailed description of all NLCD2016 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 NLCD2016 data file to complete detailed land cover analysis.