Atlas of Urban Expansion

Minneapolis-St. Paul
United States
Region: Land-Rich Developed Countries
2014 Population
2,626,920
2014 Urban Extent
251,256
hectares
2014 Density
10
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2014 was 2,626,920, increasing at an average annual rate of 1% since 2000. The population of Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2000 was 2,281,581, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 1990, when its population was 1,899,162.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2014 was 251,256 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 206,520 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 155,588 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2014 was 18 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 19 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.6% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 22.7 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2014 was 10 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 11 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 12 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 25,571 hectares of built-up area was added to the Minneapolis-St. Paul urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 37% was Infill, 13% was Extension, 9% was Leapfrog, and 42% was Inclusion. A total of 33,629 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 38% was Infill, 34% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 27% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Minneapolis-St. Paul 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.02 meters, compared to 7.27 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Minneapolis-St. Paul occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 18%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Minneapolis-St. Paul's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.48 km/km2, compared to 1.75 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Minneapolis-St. Paul's 1990-2014 expansion area was 92%, compared to 95% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Minneapolis-St. Paul's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.25 hectares, compared to 7.07 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

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