Demographics & Projections

Growth in the number of households is the primary driver of housing demand. For over three decades, the Joint Center has documented how underlying demographic shifts—in particular, the growing diversity and changing age structure of the population—shape the type, quantity, quality, and location of housing. Our long-term household growth projections are widely used within the housing industry to analyze future trends in demand.

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Riordan Frost

Research Analyst

The Continued Growth in Student Loan Debt

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Student loan debt has increased substantially over the last two decades, as has the number of households deferring their student...

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George Masnick

Senior Research Fellow

Behind the Data: The Demographics of Slow-Growing Areas

Friday, June 07, 2019

The modest population growth in many slow-growing US states not only masks significant racial and ethnic changes among residents, it...

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