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Demographics / Socio-Economic Forecasts

MassDOT Planning develops statewide and regional forecasts for population, households, and employment, which typically extend 20 to 25 years into the future.  These projections are developed for a variety of applications, including travel demand forecasting, regional transportation plans, and air quality conformity analyses.  MassDOT Planning works closely with state and regional agencies to develop these forecasts, which are revisited and revised every few years.

Regional forecasts are broken down by MPO with a 'Dual Members' row which subtracts the municipalities which are members of multiple MPOs so the totals may be summed correctly. The municipal demographics files include a 'Town ID' field which matches the equivalent field in other data sets here and at MassGIS.

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