Regional Forecast

MRCOG develops socioeconomic forecasts to assist regional planners and decision-makers as they evaluate future transportation needs, perform land use and transportation project planning, and develop local land use and transportation policy.

The 2040 Socioeconomic Forecast by Data Analysis Subzone (DASZ) accompanies the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) as the official forecast for transportation planning purposes. The core variables of the DASZ forecast include population, households, housing units (single family and multi-family) and employment (basic, retail and service jobs). This summary is designed to provide select highlights of the socioeconomic forecast.

Read a brief description of how the forecast is produced (PDF).