SEMCOG produces a new forecast of the region's future about every four years. The 2040 SEMCOG forecast adopted by the General Assembly on March 22, 2012 supports regional and local planning in the areas of transportation, water quality, air quality, and community and economic development. Included in the forecast are population, households, and jobs for the total region and its communities and small areas, which can be aggregated to school districts or other areas.
Retrenchment and Renewal: The Economic and Demographic Outlook for Southeast Michigan Through 2040 (PDF, 1.06 MB)
Southeast Michigan 2040 Forecast Summary (PDF, 4.38 MB)
SEMCOG 2040 Forecast, Population by Age Group by School District (PDF, 8.39 KB)
2040 Forecast PowerPoint presented to General Assembly (3-22-12) (PPTX, 1.78 MB)
SEMCOG's new baseline 2040 Forecast is a key component in developing the 2040 long-range transportation plan. That plan is scheduled to be completed by June 2013.
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