Land Use

Map showing new development in the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission Region.

SNHPC: (332,908 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

2%

Developed Open Space

6%1%

Low Intensity Developed

7%1%
Medium Intensity Developed5%1%
High Intensity Developed1%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

16%-2%
Evergreen Forest16%-1%
Mixed Forest28%-1%
Shrub/Scrub2%1%
Grassland/Herbaceous2%1%
Hay/Pasture3%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands8%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

Cells marked with "―" saw little to no change. All figures derived from the U.S. Geological Survey's 2016 National Land Cover Database and U.S. Census Bureau 2018 TIGER/Line shapefiles. For land use/land cover classication definitions, visit the NLCD2016 Legend.

Auburn: (18,438 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

12%

Developed Open Space

4%

Low Intensity Developed

5%
Medium Intensity Developed2%
High Intensity Developed<1%
Barren Land<1%

Deciduous Forest

17%-2%
Evergreen Forest20%-1%
Mixed Forest23%
Shrub/Scrub1%1%
Grassland/Herbaceous2%1%
Hay/Pasture2%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands10%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Bedford: (21,157 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

1%

Developed Open Space

14%4%

Low Intensity Developed

13%3%
Medium Intensity Developed5%2%
High Intensity Developed1%1%
Barren Land<1%

Deciduous Forest

11%-2%
Evergreen Forest19%-4%
Mixed Forest19%-1%
Shrub/Scrub1%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%
Hay/Pasture3%-1%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands6%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands<1%

 

Candia: (19,562 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

1%

Developed Open Space

3%

Low Intensity Developed

3%
Medium Intensity Developed1%
High Intensity Developed<1%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

14%-2%
Evergreen Forest15%
Mixed Forest45%
Shrub/Scrub2%2%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%
Hay/Pasture2%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands10%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Chester: (16,718 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

1%

Developed Open Space

4%

Low Intensity Developed

3%
Medium Intensity Developed1%
High Intensity Developed<1%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

14%-1%
Evergreen Forest16%-1%
Mixed Forest39%-1%
Shrub/Scrub2%1%
Grassland/Herbaceous3%2%
Hay/Pasture5%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands11%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Deerfield: (33,340 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

2%

Developed Open Space

3%

Low Intensity Developed

1%
Medium Intensity Developed0%
High Intensity Developed0%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

13%-1%
Evergreen Forest18%-1%
Mixed Forest48%-2%
Shrub/Scrub5%4%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%1%
Hay/Pasture3%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands8%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Derry: (23,228 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

2%

Developed Open Space

8%

Low Intensity Developed

12%
Medium Intensity Developed8%
High Intensity Developed1%
Barren Land<1%

Deciduous Forest

25%-2%
Evergreen Forest8%
Mixed Forest19%
Shrub/Scrub1%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%1%
Hay/Pasture3%

Cultivated Crops

<0%
Woody Wetlands8%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands2%

 

Francestown: (19,439 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

2%

Developed Open Space

5%

Low Intensity Developed

1%
Medium Intensity Developed<0%
High Intensity Developed<0%
Barren Land<0%

Deciduous Forest

17%-1%
Evergreen Forest20%-1%
Mixed Forest38%
Shrub/Scrub3%2%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%
Hay/Pasture3%

Cultivated Crops

<0%
Woody Wetlands8%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Goffstown: (24,062 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

2%

Developed Open Space

6%1%

Low Intensity Developed

7%1%
Medium Intensity Developed4%
High Intensity Developed1%
Barren Land<1%

Deciduous Forest

18%-1%
Evergreen Forest19%-2%
Mixed Forest30%
Shrub/Scrub3%1%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%1%
Hay/Pasture5%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands5%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands<1%

 

Hooksett: ( acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

6%

Developed Open Space

3%1%

Low Intensity Developed

10%1%
Medium Intensity Developed7%1%
High Intensity Developed2%1%
Barren Land3%

Deciduous Forest

24%-2%
Evergreen Forest9%-1%
Mixed Forest24%-1%
Shrub/Scrub2%1%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%1%
Hay/Pasture1%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands7%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Londonderry: (26,959 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

<1%

Developed Open Space

10%3%

Low Intensity Developed

16%3%
Medium Intensity Developed10%2%
High Intensity Developed3%1%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

16%-3%
Evergreen Forest12%-2%
Mixed Forest14%-1%
Shrub/Scrub1%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%
Hay/Pasture3%-1%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands11%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Manchester: (22,358 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

5%

Developed Open Space

10%

Low Intensity Developed

17%
Medium Intensity Developed31%2%
High Intensity Developed13%1%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

9%-1%
Evergreen Forest5%-1%
Mixed Forest3%
Shrub/Scrub<1%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%
Hay/Pasture<1%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands4%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

New Boston: (27,653 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

1%

Developed Open Space

4%

Low Intensity Developed

2%
Medium Intensity Developed<1%
High Intensity Developed<1%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

11%-1%
Evergreen Forest31%-2%
Mixed Forest30%
Shrub/Scrub1%2%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%1%
Hay/Pasture4%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands8%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Weare: (38,463 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

2%

Developed Open Space

4%

Low Intensity Developed

2%
Medium Intensity Developed<1%
High Intensity Developed<1%
Barren Land1%

Deciduous Forest

15%-2%
Evergreen Forest20%-1%
Mixed Forest37%
Shrub/Scrub4%2%
Grassland/Herbaceous2%1%
Hay/Pasture4%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands8%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%

 

Windham: (17,772 acres)

Land CoverPercentage of Total (2016)Percentage Change (2001-2016)

Open Water

4%

Developed Open Space

11%5%

Low Intensity Developed

13%4%
Medium Intensity Developed6%1%
High Intensity Developed<1%
Barren Land<1%

Deciduous Forest

34%-7%
Evergreen Forest10%-1%
Mixed Forest16%-1%
Shrub/Scrub1%
Grassland/Herbaceous1%
Hay/Pasture2%

Cultivated Crops

<1%
Woody Wetlands8%
Emergent Herbaceuous Wetlands1%