Agricultural Land

The primary land use in Washtenaw County is agricultural. Because the county has traditionally been a rural farming community, farmland preservation has recently been a focus of conservation efforts. Overall agricultural land decreased 3.5% from 1985-1995.

1985- 221,640 acres
1990- 218,715 acres
1995- 213,829 acres
Agricultural Land Lost (in acres) -- 1985-1995

Agricultural Land Lost to Residential Development 1985-95

Residential developement was responsible for over 97% of the agricultural land lost between 1985-1995. Red and Blue on the chart below show the areas where agricultural land has been converted to residential use.