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Land Used for Farming

This indicator displays the percentage change in acres of land used for farming purposes in the community over the last five years.

Land Used for Farming

-1
-5
Comparison: U.S. Value 

-5

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Land use is important for community planning. The trend in land used for farming purposes may be a measure of a community's ability to produce food locally. Also, the reduction of land use for farming may be an indicator of development for other uses.

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Land Used for Farming

Comparison: Prior Value 

-5

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Land use is important for community planning. The trend in land used for farming purposes may be a measure of a community's ability to produce food locally. Also, the reduction of land use for farming may be an indicator of development for other uses.

Zoom to:

View by:

Create Indicator Comparison Report