Atlas of Urban Expansion

Guadalajara
Mexico
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
4,375,721
2014 Urban Extent
68,816
hectares
2014 Density
64
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Guadalajara in 2014 was 4,375,721, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 1999. The population of Guadalajara in 1999 was 3,360,859, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 1990, when its population was 2,802,064.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Guadalajara in 2014 was 68,816 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.7% since 1999. The urban extent in 1999 was 46,644 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 1999, when its urban extent was 37,915 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Guadalajara in 2014 was 85 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1999. The built-up area density in 1999 was 96 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 104.72 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Guadalajara in 2014 was 64 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1999. The urban extent density in 1999 was 72 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 74 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 16,544 hectares of built-up area was added to the Guadalajara urban extent between 1999 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 32% was Infill, 48% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 18% was Inclusion. A total of 8,345 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 1999. Of that added built-up area, 54% was Infill, 32% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 13% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Guadalajara 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.91 meters, compared to 9.34 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Guadalajara occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 19%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Guadalajara's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.59 km/km2, compared to 2.28 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Guadalajara's 1990-2014 expansion area was 86%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-1999  1999-2014
1990-1999  1999-2014
1990-1999  1999-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Guadalajara's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.64 hectares, compared to 5.23 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-1999  1999-2014