Atlas of Urban Expansion

Gainesville
United States
Region: Land-Rich Developed Countries
2013 Population
175,756
2013 Urban Extent
14,845
hectares
2013 Density
12
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Gainesville in 2013 was 175,756, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2000. The population of Gainesville in 2000 was 137,912, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 1990, when its population was 112,979.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Gainesville in 2013 was 14,845 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 11,627 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.7% since 2000, when its urban extent was 8,832 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Gainesville in 2013 was 23 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 23 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 25.02 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Gainesville in 2013 was 12 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 12 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 13 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,572 hectares of built-up area was added to the Gainesville urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 22% was Infill, 14% was Extension, 12% was Leapfrog, and 52% was Inclusion. A total of 1,574 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 27% was Infill, 36% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 37% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Gainesville 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.74 meters, compared to 10.18 meters in its pre-1990 area.

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

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Gainesville's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.45 km/km2, compared to 1.71 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Gainesville's 1990-2014 expansion area was 93%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Gainesville's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.3 hectares, compared to 7.97 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013