Population Projections

In 2013, the Center contracted with Penn State Harrisburg’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs to conduct population projections for the commonwealth and its 67 counties for 2010 to 2040.

Population projection data, used in conjunction with other population data, are useful to public and private agencies for policy development, project planning, and program evaluation.

The Pennsylvania population projections completed for the Center are for the years 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030, 2035, and 2040, and were developed by 5-year age and gender cohorts. 

A link to the report, which provides details on the how the projections were developed, is available below.

Also provided below are links to the fact sheet, Looking Ahead: Pennsylvania Population Projections 2010 to 2040, which provides a rural/urban analysis of the population projections, and the population projections Excel file, which includes the data for the commonwealth and all 67 counties.

Read the report
Pennsylvania Population Projections, 2010-2040 (PDF)

Read the fact sheet
Looking Ahead: Pennsylvania Population Projections 2010 to 2040 (PDF)

MS Excel FileGet the projections