Cooperative Forecast - Round 8.4

The Cooperative Forecast for Prince George's County is produced in cooperation with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). The Cooperative Forecast is the product of a joint effort by individual jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region to produce forecasts that are based on a common set of assumptions for growth in the region. The forecast provides the data necessary for regional planning activities including the analysis of the effects of growth and the development of policy responses to regional issues. In addition, the forecasts are used to determine the demand for public facilities including schools, parks, medical facilities, roads, and retail goods and services.

The Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast for Prince George’s County depicts the Planning Department's estimate of the timing and location of population, household, dwelling unit, and employment growth in the County through the year 2040. The 2010 Decennial Census figures for dwelling units, households, and population serve as the base for Round 8.4. Future growth is projected to occur in major developments like Konterra, Westphalia, University Town Center, and areas associated with the proposed Purple Line light rail and the Inter County Connector.

The Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast was approved by the COG Board of Directors in October 2015 and supersedes Rounds 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3.

Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecast Summary for Prince George's County

Year Population Employment Dwelling Units Households
2010 863,420 342,588 328,182 304,042
2015 881,379 356,958 342,144 323,364
2020 899,712 377,879 355,942 336,404
926,744 403,134 368,850 348,604
2030 950,030 427,514 368,850 359,878
2035 972,926 457,275 391,641 370,144
2040 995,303 497,652 401,347 379,317