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Regional Trends 2016 – Population and Housing

Regional Trends 2016 – Population and Housing

Trends and projections in population, households, residential development, land division, school enrollment, and housing cost.

The Regional Planning Commission releases quarterly updates on trends in the Capital Region on the subjects of: population and housing, economic development, environmental resources, and agricultural resources.

This publication focuses on changes in population and households, residential development and land division, school enrollment, and the cost of housing. It tracks progress toward the Framework for Change indicators developed as part of the Capital Region Sustainable Communities initiative. The region continues to build a range of housing types, although multifamily construction is increasingly found in the central urban area. Cost burdens for very low income renters may be getting worse rather than better, although data inconsistencies make identifying solid trends difficult.

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