Land Use/Cover
Thousands of Acres
Nebraska - Selected Years                    
  Total   Water Non-Federal Land
  Surface Federal Area Total   Rural
Year Area Land Sq. Mi. Non-Federal Developed 1 Total Rural Cropland CRP Land 2 Pasture Rangeland Forest Land Other Rural
1982 49,509.6 575.8 454.5 48,479.3 1,111.5 47,367.8 20,276.6 0.0 1,979.3 23,585.6 790.8 735.5
1987 49,509.6 583.2 462.0 48,464.4 1,128.5 47,335.9 19,933.9 589.7 1,927.3 23,332.2 804.4 748.4
1992 49,509.6 649.5 464.7 48,395.4 1,150.8 47,244.6 19,238.7 1,363.3 1,906.0 23,171.4 805.5 759.7
1997 49,509.6 647.6 469.1 48,392.9 1,205.9 47,187.0 19,469.2 1,245.1 1,800.5 23,089.1 826.0 757.1
1999 49,509.6 647.0 477.6 48,385.0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2000 49,509.6 651.0 477.6 48,381.0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2002 49,198.0 1,471.0 166.0 47,560.0 1,944.0 NA 19,758.0 1,166.4 1,908.0 21,941.0 897.0 1,652.0
2003 49,510.0 NA NA NA NA NA 19,556.5 NA NA 23,071.7 792.2 NA
2004 49,032.0 665.0 481.0 48,366.0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2007 49,503.4 NA 335.4 NA NA 47,300.0 21,486.0 1,396.5 NA 22,619.9 409.8 NA
Sources:USDOC, Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2009, 2009 and USDA, Natural Resource and Conservation Service, Summary Report, 1997 National Resources Inventory,
December 1999; and USDA, 2007 Census of Agriculture, 2009
1 Developed land. A combination of land cover/use categories, Large urban and built-up areas, Small built-up areas, and Rural transportation land.
2 CRP = Conservation Reserve Program. A federal program established under the Food Security Act of 1985 to assist private landowners to convert highly erodible cropland to vegetative cover for 10 years .
Last Updated: 01/04/10
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov