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San Joaquin Valley Demographic Forecasts

The eight countywide metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the San Joaquin Valley needed comprehensive socioeconomic forecasts to support regional planning. PlaceWorks developed spreadsheet forecast models for the entire San Joaquin Valley and for each county. Because the 2010 Census was conducted in the midst of an economic crisis, it’s not certain which demographic characteristics will return to long-term trends and which represent a new normal. So each year, the MPOs can update the spreadsheets as new demographic data are published by state and federal agencies.