Prince George's County Planning Department

Cooperative Forecast - Round 8.4

Cooperative Forecast—Round 8.4


The Cooperative Forecast for Prince George's County is produced in cooperation with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). The Cooperative Forecast is the product of a joint effort by individual jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region to produce forecasts that are based on a common set of assumptions for growth in the region. The forecast provides the data necessary for regional planning activities including the analysis of the effects of growth and the development of policy responses to regional issues. In addition, the forecasts are used to determine the demand for public facilities including schools, parks, medical facilities, roads, and retail goods and services.

The Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast for Prince George’s County depicts the Planning Department's estimate of the timing and location of population, household, dwelling unit, and employment growth in the County through the year 2040. The 2010 Decennial Census figures for dwelling units, households, and population serve as the base for Round 8.4. Future growth is projected to occur in major developments like Konterra, Westphalia, University Town Center, and areas associated with the proposed Purple Line light rail and the Inter County Connector.

The Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast was approved by the COG Board of Directors in October 2015 and supersedes Rounds 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3.

 Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast Summary for Prince George's County

Year

Population

Employment

Dwelling Units

Households

2010

863,420

342,588

328,182

304,042

2015

881,379

356,958

342,144

323,364

2020

899,712

377,879

355,942

336,404

2025

926,744

403,134

368,850

348,604

2030

950,030

427,514

380,779

359,878

2035

972,926

457,275

391,641

370,144

2040

995,303

497,652

401,347

379,317

 

The forecast provides estimates of future growth at the county and COG Transportation Analysis Zone (TAZ) geography levels. To view a map of the 635 TAZs in Prince George's County for Round 8.4 of the Cooperative Forecast click here

To view the detailed Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast for Prince George's County by TAZ, year, and category (employment, dwelling units, households, and population) click here.

To view the detailed Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region Jurisdictions by TAZ, year, and category (employment, dwelling units, households, and population) click here.