Atlas of Urban Expansion

Tijuana
Mexico
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
1,706,084
2014 Urban Extent
36,543
hectares
2014 Density
47
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Tijuana in 2014 was 1,706,084, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.8% since 2000. The population of Tijuana in 2000 was 1,156,319, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.9% since 1989, when its population was 605,336.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Tijuana in 2014 was 36,543 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 24,421 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 15,544 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Tijuana in 2014 was 60 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 62 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 56.29 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Tijuana in 2014 was 47 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 47 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 39 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 9,752 hectares of built-up area was added to the Tijuana urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 32% was Infill, 39% was Extension, 5% was Leapfrog, and 24% was Inclusion. A total of 8,053 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 32% was Infill, 57% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 11% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Tijuana 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.42 meters, compared to 7.62 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Tijuana occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 23%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Tijuana's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.55 km/km2, compared to 1.94 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Tijuana's 1990-2014 expansion area was 93%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Tijuana's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.94 hectares, compared to 5.69 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014