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Forecasts and Projections

ABAG is responsible for forecasting changes to the population and economy, which helps local governments prepare for an ever-changing environment.

One tool that is invaluable for this is Plan Bay Area Projections.

The projections illustrate how the region will accommodate growth if local jurisdictions adopt a set of policies consistent with the vision of Plan Bay Area. We make reasonable assumptions about the Bay Area’s share of national economic growth informed by an understanding of the region’s changing demographic characteristics.

Projections 2040 is the most recent in our series of statistical compendia on demographic, economic, and land use changes in coming decades.