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National Land Cover Dataset 1992 (NLCD1992)

Product Statistics

NLCD 1992 Pie Chart

A generalized summary of the main NLCD1992 land cover classes across the conterminous United States. Forests are the major land cover type, followed closely by agriculture. Urban areas represent a very small fraction (approximately 3%) of the conterminous United States. (Note: Some NLCD1992 land cover classes have been grouped for display purposes. A detailed conterminous United States class proportions are described in the table below).

NLCD1992 Land Cover Class for the conterminous United StatesPercentage
11. Water1.73
12. Perennial Ice Snow 0.02
21. Low Intensity Residential 1.05
22. High Intensity Residential 0.27
23. Commercial/Industrial/Transportation 0.58
31. Bare Rock/Sand/Clay 1.42
32. Quarries/Strip Mines/Gravel Pits 0.09
33. Transitional 0.64
41. Deciduous Forest 11.98
42. Evergreen Forest 12.90
43. Mixed Forest 4.38
51. Shrubland 18.18
61. Orchards/Vineyards/Other 0.22
71. Grasslands/Herbaceous 15.93
81. Pasture/Hay 9.30
82. Row Crops 12.63
83. Small Grains 3.43
84. Fallow 0.92
85. Urban/Recreational Grasses 0.23
91. Woody Wetlands 2.84
92. Emergent Herbaceous Wetlands 1.26
Total 100.00%

A detailed description of all NLCD1992 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 NLCD1992 data file to complete detailed land cover analysis.


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