Atlas of Urban Expansion

Reynosa
Mexico
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2013 Population
479,078
2013 Urban Extent
16,384
hectares
2013 Density
29
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Reynosa in 2013 was 479,078, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.9% since 2000. The population of Reynosa in 2000 was 286,782, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.2% since 1991, when its population was 197,217.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Reynosa in 2013 was 16,384 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.4% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 11,961 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 10,806 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Reynosa in 2013 was 40 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 33 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.6% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 26.34 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Reynosa in 2013 was 29 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.5% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 24 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.1% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 18 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,387 hectares of built-up area was added to the Reynosa urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 25% was Infill, 65% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 7% was Inclusion. A total of 1,151 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 51% was Infill, 42% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 7% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Reynosa 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.2 meters, compared to 7.6 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Reynosa occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 29%, compared to 12% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Reynosa's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.91 km/km2, compared to 1.15 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Reynosa's 1990-2014 expansion area was 70%, compared to 78% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013
1991-2000  2000-2013
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Reynosa's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.59 hectares, compared to 3.51 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013