Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2012

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-178) 69 pp, August 2017

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by Daniel Bigelow and Allison Borchers

ERS’s Major Land Uses series is the only inventory of all major uses of public and private land in all 50 States. This study presents the results of the latest inventory (2012) of U.S. major land uses and examines national and regional trends and patterns.

See interactive chart: Maps and State Rankings of Major Land Uses, 2012.

Keywords: Land use, land-use change, agricultural land, nonagricultural land, cropland, forest-use land, forestland, pasture, rangeland, rural residential land, urban land

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