Atlas of Urban Expansion

Quito
Ecuador
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2013 Population
2,173,697
2013 Urban Extent
38,308
hectares
2013 Density
57
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Quito in 2013 was 2,173,697, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.8% since 2000. The population of Quito in 2000 was 1,358,278, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.7% since 1988, when its population was 854,477.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Quito in 2013 was 38,308 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 15,689 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 9,331 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Quito in 2013 was 96 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 139 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 152.99 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Quito in 2013 was 57 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 87 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 92 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 12,349 hectares of built-up area was added to the Quito urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 21% was Infill, 49% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 30% was Inclusion. A total of 4,206 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 39% was Infill, 38% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 24% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Quito 1990-2014 expansion area was 10.5 meters, compared to 8.58 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Quito occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 29%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Quito's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.57 km/km2, compared to 3.14 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Quito's 1990-2014 expansion area was 83%, compared to 100% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2013
1988-2000  2000-2013
1988-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Quito's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.69 hectares, compared to 4.15 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2013