Population

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission collects, analyzes, and reports various sources of information on the region’s population.  This includes census counts, estimates, and projections.

Population Count

Regional population counts reflect the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent and available data.  Current census counts are as of April 1, 2010.

< Regional population counts can be accessed under Census Data to the left.

Population Estimates

The Census Bureau releases annual estimates with components of change for counties. These estimates, based on the most recent and released Census, are updated using administrative records including vital statistics, migration data, and residential building permits.  Please note that these are only estimates based on administrative records, and do not reflect actual counts of the population.

< Regional population estimates can be accessed under Population to the left.

Population Projections

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission periodically updates its population and household projections for each of the Region’s municipalities.  The Commission’s current projections present ten-year increments to the year 2050.

As the Economic Development District for the four-county Region, CDRPC requires population and household projections to fulfill its demographic and economic planning functions. Other public and private organizations may find the projections of value in planning for the diverse needs of the Region’s population in the new century. Practical uses might include developing economic strategies, designing service delivery programs, evaluating future housing needs, and preparing marketing and business plans.

< Regional population projections can be accessed under Population to the left.

Components of Change

Among the factors that contribute to change in population are net migration and natural increase.  The US Census publishes an annual update to those components of change.  The most recent estimates of the components of population change are available below.

2010 – 2015 Components of Change