Urban Land Cover Estimates in the DFW AREA using NLCD Data: 2001 – 2016
Look at this amazing Urban Land Cover Change Scenario in the DFW Area between 2001 and 2016. The population increased from 557,276 in 2001 to 855,504 in 2016 (net increase = 298,228) in Fort Worth and from 1.203 million in 2001 to 1.322 million in 2016 in Dallas (net increase = 0.119 million) (Sources include: United States Census Bureau). The total estimates of change were 53.51% and 9.89% in Forth Worth and Dallas respectively.
The map above shows the urban sprawl in Fort Worth is more in comparison to the Dallas. Besides, the area between these cities are being occupied connecting these major cities. The Dallas-Fort Worth area has remained one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas for several years in a row (Source: World Population Review).