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.

Reports & Papers

Updated Household Growth Projections: 2018-2028 and 2028-2038

December 18, 2018

Author: Daniel McCue

Homeowner Households and the U.S. Homeownership Rate: Tenure Projections for 2015-2035

December 12, 2016

Authors: Jonathan Spader, Daniel McCue, Christopher Herbert

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Data & Charts


George Masnick

Senior Research Fellow

Behind the Data: Dramatic Changes in Low-Growth Cities and States

Monday, May 13, 2019

Whenever the Census Bureau releases its annual population estimates, the press release and the coverage that follows invariably single out...

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Jonathan Spader

Senior Research Associate

Three Scenarios for Growth in Homeowner and Renter Households

Monday, March 25, 2019

The dramatic decline in the homeownership rate—from a high of 69 percent in 2004 to a low of 63 percent...

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