Looking toward Southeast Michigan's future, SEMCOG uses the latest data to project the region’s economic and demographic outlook.

SEMCOG's Regional Forecast provides a long-range and comprehensive view of future demographic and economic changes in Southeast Michigan. It provides base data for updating the Long-Range Transportation Plan and supports regional and local planning in the areas of transportation, water quality, air quality, and community and economic development. Member communities use the data in planning for future infrastructure and development needs. 

SEMCOG produces a new forecast of the region's future once every four to five years.  The 2040 SEMCOG forecast was adopted by the General Assembly on March 22, 2012, and provides detail on population, households, and jobs for every county, community, and school district in Southeast Michigan. The forecast numbers are provided in five-year intervals from 2010 through the year 2040, and include more specific breakdowns of population by age group and jobs by employment sector. Data is also available by smaller areas, Transportation Analysis Zones, which can in many cases be aggregated to create a forecast for custom geographic areas.

SEMCOG's new baseline 2040 Forecast is a key component in developing the 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan.

Find out more about SEMCOG's 2040 Regional Forecast for Southeast Michigan:

Retrenchment and Renewal: The Economic and Demographic Outlook for Southeast Michigan Through 2040 
Southeast Michigan 2040 Forecast Summary 
SEMCOG 2040 Forecast, Population by Age Group by School District 
2040 Forecast presentation to General Assembly (3-22-12) (pdf, 4.8 MB)  

Forecast Data can be found in Community Profiles

Developing Regional Solutions
SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving 4.7 million people in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan striving to enhance the region's quality of life.