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

Losing Residents but Still Growing: How Migration and Population Change Affect Cities

Thursday, February 20, 2020

When I present research on residential mobility and migration in the United States, people are often surprised by the fact...

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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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