Atlas of Urban Expansion

Culiacan
Mexico
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
625,346
2014 Urban Extent
15,402
hectares
2014 Density
41
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Culiacan in 2014 was 625,346, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 2000. The population of Culiacan in 2000 was 483,533, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% since 1990, when its population was 375,046.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Culiacan in 2014 was 15,402 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 10,767 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.4% since 2000, when its urban extent was 7,636 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Culiacan in 2014 was 54 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 61 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 65.32 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Culiacan in 2014 was 41 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 45 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 49 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,666 hectares of built-up area was added to the Culiacan urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 30% was Infill, 59% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion. A total of 2,154 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 15% was Infill, 73% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Culiacan 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.03 meters, compared to 6.97 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Culiacan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 29%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Culiacan's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.54 km/km2, compared to 2.2 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Culiacan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 86%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Culiacan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.68 hectares, compared to 2.79 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014