Download the following source data file for the population forecasts from the State Data Center:
It lists for all counties the “mig1” forecast of population for two of the age groups that might be the most important to dealers. “Mig1” is the standard forecast of migration, which holds that established migration patterns will continue.
In the file, the column “total” is the total population for that row. For example, in cell D3, the value of 18,337 is the total for the 25-44 age group in Anderson County in 2013. The columns to the right of that cell provide further breakouts of ethnicity and gender.
This follows a presentation made at the TMDA Conference by James LeBas, an economist and consultant on Texas fiscal matters and a member of Capitol Dome Partners, LLC.