Atlas of Urban Expansion

Sao Paulo
Brazil
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
19,609,222
2014 Urban Extent
211,908
hectares
2014 Density
93
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Sao Paulo in 2014 was 19,609,222, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The population of Sao Paulo in 2000 was 16,866,432, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 1988, when its population was 13,654,119.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Sao Paulo in 2014 was 211,908 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 194,990 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 155,533 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Sao Paulo in 2014 was 114 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 108 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 119.91 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Sao Paulo in 2014 was 93 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 86 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 88 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 16,094 hectares of built-up area was added to the Sao Paulo urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 59% was Infill, 22% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 16% was Inclusion. A total of 42,637 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 53% was Infill, 28% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 16% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Sao Paulo 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.93 meters, compared to 8.57 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Sao Paulo occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 18%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Sao Paulo's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.53 km/km2, compared to 2.36 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Sao Paulo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 39%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2014
1988-2000  2000-2014
1988-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Sao Paulo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.01 hectares, compared to 6.46 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2014