Other SED Forecasts

Organizations throughout the region make use of SED forecasts, including at the local, regional and national levels.


In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau produced national population projections datasets.  This projections series uses the official estimates of the resident population on July 1, 2016 as the base for projecting the US population from 2017 to 2060. The series uses the cohort-component method and historical trends in births, deaths, and international migration to project the future size and composition of the national population.


NYMTC coordinates with regional agencies and entities to develop forecasts that provide a common foundation for transportation planning. Cornell University’s Program on Applied Demographics works closely with the U.S. Census Bureau, the New York State Department of Labor, and other organizations to gain insight into what might happen in the future if the future looks like the past. Population projections are available for every county in New York by age and sex.


In 2021, NJTPA completed the latest set of forecasts.  Final forecasts  were approved by the NJTPA Board on September 13, 2021.  These forecasts of future population and employment are critical pieces of information to guide transportation planning and investment decisions in our region.


In December 2013, NYCDCP released population projections by age and sex at five-year intervals. Population is projected for each of the city’s five boroughs from 2010 to 2040.