H-GAC’s Regional Growth Forecast of population, employment, and land use data for the 8-county H-GAC Transportation Management Area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties) is updated annually. Each updated release incorporates the latest available information on planned and announced developments, population and employment data, and feedback received from forecast users.
Population and employment figures are available at the following geographic scales:
Land use information is available at the parcel level and includes housing units and non-residential square footage.
The 2016 release incorporates the latest regional travel network data, plus several refinements made to our growth model pertaining to accessibility and household location choice model. For more details on the forecast methodology, please refer to the documentation.
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All information from our web mapping application is also available for GIS users to download.
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