Atlas of Urban Expansion

Ribeirao Preto
Brazil
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
607,350
2014 Urban Extent
15,044
hectares
2014 Density
40
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Ribeirao Preto in 2014 was 607,350, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2001. The population of Ribeirao Preto in 2001 was 468,285, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 1990, when its population was 372,764.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Ribeirao Preto in 2014 was 15,044 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 11,931 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 2001, when its urban extent was 9,573 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Ribeirao Preto in 2014 was 56 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 52 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 50.61 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Ribeirao Preto in 2014 was 40 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 39 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 39 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,979 hectares of built-up area was added to the Ribeirao Preto urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 32% was Infill, 43% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 25% was Inclusion. A total of 1,571 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 18% was Infill, 50% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 33% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Ribeirao Preto 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.71 meters, compared to 5.84 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Ribeirao Preto occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 30%, compared to 13% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Ribeirao Preto's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.8 km/km2, compared to 2.24 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Ribeirao Preto's 1990-2014 expansion area was 96%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Ribeirao Preto's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.05 hectares, compared to 2.22 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2014