Population Projections

The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget is charged with the responsibility of preparing, maintaining, and furnishing official demographic data for the state (O.C.G.A. § 45-12-171). These projections are residential based, which provides a foundation for assessing future infrastructure and service needs, such as transportation planning, certificate of need, water planning, and other publicly funded projects.


These projections were prepared using the standard cohort component demographic methodology, relying upon recent historical fertility, migration, and age data. Year-by-year projections for the state are available through the year 2060.

These projections include state and county level projections by age, sex, and race using baseline data from the Census Bureau’s vintage 2021 Population Estimates.

Download this pdf file. 2023 Population Projections Methodology  




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