.. population projections to 2040 by age group: 25 year demographic outlook .. current demographic estimates are important as they tell us “where we are now” for a geographic area. Demographic projections tell us how the population size and composition might change in the future. Current (2015) demographic estimates and projections to 2040 are described in this section for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metropolitan statistical area (see about counties included). The 2015 population of 5,651,601 is projected to grow to 7,014,382 in 2040, an increase of 1,362,781 population (24.1 percent growth).
These data provide a picture of the future and how the population size and composition might change. Knowing about how the population size and composition might change is important to most all private and public sector planning needs. These data can help stakeholders gain insights into the size of the workforce 25 years ahead and population distribution by age. The projections help business assess where and how the demand/sales of their products and services might change. The projections provide a basis to set goals and targets for the future. See more about development of these projections in the related Web section.
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro (MSA) Counties
The following map shows the metro with bold boundary. Counties are labeled with county name and state-county FIPS code. Click graphic for larger view.
— view developed with CV XE GIS software.
Atlanta Metro Population Projections to 2040 by Age
The following table shows 2015 population estimates and projections to 2040 by 5-year age group for the metro. These projections are based on more detailed demographic-economic projections developed by ProximityOne. Click graphic for larger view.
Atlanta Metro Population Estimates; Components of Change
The following table shows historical Census Bureau-sourced population estimates and components of change for the metro. Census Bureau estimates are updated annually and lag one year behind the current year. The Census Bureau does not develop state, metro or county projections. Click graphic for larger view.
Atlanta Metro by County: Population Characteristics & Trends
Metropolitan areas are defined as one or more contiguous counties based on a set of demographic-economic criteria. Counties comprising the Atlanta metro are shown below. In the related Web table click county code link to view county components of change and estimates by age/race-origin, 2010-2014. Click graphic for larger view.
Atlanta Metro Patterns of Economic Prosperity by Neighborhood
The following map shows ACS 2013 estimates of median household income (MHI) by census tract. See the color/data legend at left of map. Census tracts average 4,000 population and sub-divide counties.
View developed with CV XE GIS software. See this section to learn about making custom metro maps.
Current estimates (as of 2015) and projections (to 2040) have been developed by ProximityOne. These data may be used for any purpose provided that ProximityOne is referenced as the source and no fee is charged for their use. These data have no guarantee nor warranty as to accuracy or any other feature. The user is solely responsible for any possible use.
“Demographic Outlook 2015-2040” sections will be presented for other metros in the near future.
About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data.