What is the percentage of farmland versus developed land in the United States?
The total area of the United States is 2,262.5 million acres. Of this, 931.8 million acres are used for agriculture, amounting to 41.2 percent of the total U.S. land area. Actual cropland is only 431.1 million acres, or 19.1 percent of the land area. By contrast, the United States has 58.9 million acres of urban land, or 2.6 percent of the total land area.