Survey of Local Growth Issues (RCED-00-272, September 2000)

  To what extent is "sprawl" a concern today in your community? Number of Cases
Not a current concern Low concern Moderate concern High concern Very high concern Uncertain Other No answer
Alabama Counties 0 20.0 53.3 6.7 20.0 0 0 0 15
Cities 10.0 30.0 40.0 20.0 0 0 0 0 10
Alaska Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Arizona Counties 0 16.7 16.7 0 66.7 0 0 0 6
Cities 0 21.4 21.4 42.9 14.3 0 0 0 14
Arkansas Counties 0 40.0 20.0 30.0 0 0 0 10.0 10
Cities 0 45.5 18.2 36.4 0 0 0 0 11
California Counties 0 0 33.3 29.6 37.0 0 0 0 27
Cities 14.9 27.7 28.2 16.9 10.8 0 0 1.5 195
Colorado Counties 0 10.0 10.0 30.0 50.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 0 5.6 27.8 22.2 44.4 0 0 0 18
Connecticut Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 8.3 33.3 33.3 25.0 0 0 0 0 12
Delaware Counties 0 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 66.7 33.3 0 0 0 0 0 3
District of Columbia Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Florida Counties 0 3.4 51.7 20.7 24.1 0 0 0 29
Cities 13.1 16.4 36.1 27.9 3.3 0 0 3.3 61
Georgia Counties 2.6 18.4 21.1 28.9 26.3 0 0 2.6 38
Cities 15.4 0 30.8 30.8 23.1 0 0 0 13
Idaho Counties 0 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 20.0 20.0 60.0 0 0 0 0 5
Illinois Counties 5.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 25.0 0 0 0 20
Cities 17.7 38.7 27.4 12.9 1.6 0 0 1.6 62
Indiana Counties 3.8 3.8 42.3 38.5 11.5 0 0 0 26
Cities 10.0 20.0 35.0 30.0 5.0 0 0 0 20
Iowa Counties 14.3 0 42.9 14.3 28.6 0 0 0 7
Cities 0 18.8 50.0 25.0 6.3 0 0 0 16
Kansas Counties 0 0 14.3 71.4 14.3 0 0 0 7
Cities 8.3 8.3 41.7 25.0 8.3 0 0 8.3 12
Kentucky Counties 9.1 0 27.3 36.4 27.3 0 0 0 11
Cities 12.5 25.0 12.5 25.0 25.0 0 0 0 8
Louisiana Counties 14.3 21.4 35.7 21.4 7.1 0 0 0 14
Cities 10.0 10.0 50.0 30.0 0 0 0 0 10
Maine Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Maryland Counties 0 0 40.0 50.0 10.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 16.7 0 0 66.7 16.7 0 0 0 6
Massachusetts Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 23.3 20.0 20.0 30.0 6.7 0 0 0 30
Michigan Counties 10.0 5.0 30.0 35.0 20.0 0 0 0 20
Cities 27.3 18.2 18.2 27.3 9.1 0 0 0 33
Minnesota Counties 13.3 13.3 0 46.7 20.0 0 0 6.7 15
Cities 16.0 16.0 12.0 32.0 16.0 0 0 8.0 25
Mississippi Counties 22.2 11.1 33.3 33.3 0 0 0 0 9
Cities 11.1 22.2 22.2 11.1 33.3 0 0 0 9
Missouri Counties 0 16.7 44.4 38.9 0 0 0 0 18
Cities 0 27.8 38.9 16.7 16.7 0 0 0 18
Montana Counties 0 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 0 20.0 0 80.0 0 0 0 5
Nebraska Counties 0 0 50.0 16.7 16.7 0 0 16.7 6
Cities 0 40.0 40.0 20.0 0 0 0 0 5
Nevada Counties 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 16.7 33.3 33.3 16.7 0 0 0 6
New Hampshire Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 60.0 40.0 0 0 0 0 5
New Jersey Counties 0 7.7 30.8 23.1 38.5 0 0 0 13
Cities 34.6 15.4 38.5 11.5 0 0 0 0 26
New Mexico Counties 0 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 4
Cities 14.3 0 57.1 14.3 14.3 0 0 0 7
New York Counties 10.7 10.7 46.4 17.9 14.3 0 0 0 28
Cities 35.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 20.0 0 0 0 20
North Carolina Counties 0 3.6 32.1 42.9 21.4 0 0 0 28
Cities 0 0 37.5 31.3 31.3 0 0 0 16
North Dakota Counties 0 0 75.0 25.0 0 0 0 0 4
Cities 0 25.0 25.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 4
Ohio Counties 3.0 9.1 27.3 33.3 27.3 0 0 0 33
Cities 7.3 19.5 19.5 31.7 19.5 0 0 2.4 41
Oklahoma Counties 0 40.0 10.0 20.0 30.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 0 30.0 50.0 10.0 10.0 0 0 0 10
Oregon Counties 10.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 0 10.0 60.0 30.0 0 0 0 0 10
Pennsylvania Counties 3.7 7.4 25.9 33.3 29.6 0 0 0 27
Cities 5.9 29.4 23.5 17.6 23.5 0 0 0 17
Rhode Island Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 66.7 33.3 0 0 0 0 3
South Carolina Counties 7.1 7.1 14.3 42.9 28.6 0 0 0 14
Cities 0 18.2 45.5 18.2 18.2 0 0 0 11
South Dakota Counties 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cities 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tennessee Counties 4.5 13.6 40.9 22.7 18.2 0 0 0 22
Cities 0 21.4 35.7 28.6 7.1 0 0 7.1 14
Texas Counties 18.4 23.7 34.2 15.8 7.9 0 0 0 38
Cities 11.0 35.6 27.4 13.7 9.6 0 0 2.7 73
Utah Counties 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 4
Cities 0 8.3 25.0 58.3 0 0 0 8.3 12
Vermont Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 1
Virginia Counties 3.2 9.7 12.9 45.2 22.6 0 0 6.5 31
Cities 12.5 18.8 12.5 25.0 25.0 0 0 6.3 16
Washington Counties 0 0 25.0 41.7 33.3 0 0 0 12
Cities 0 22.7 27.3 13.6 36.4 0 0 0 22
West Virginia Counties 0 33.3 50.0 0 16.7 0 0 0 6
Cities 0 25.0 50.0 25.0 0 0 0 0 4
Wisconsin Counties 0 0 29.4 47.1 23.5 0 0 0 17
Cities 9.1 9.1 22.7 27.3 27.3 0 0 4.5 22
Wyoming Counties 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cities 0 50.0 0 50.0 0 0 0 0 2

Note: The percentages in each row add to 100.
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