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.

Data & Charts


Jared Schachner

Meyer Fellow

Racial Stratification and Suburban School Segregation

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The draw of white and well-resourced suburban public schools has long fueled segregation in America’s metropolitan areas, but what happens...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

High-Proximity Jobs and Household Vulnerabilities

Monday, June 08, 2020

In about a third of all households—and in at least 40 percent of black and Hispanic households—at least one person...

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