Imagine Boston Housing Projections Update

Data Services worked with the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s Research Division (BPDA Research) to develop updated population and housing projections to support the Imagine Boston 2030 planning process. BPDA Research took the lead on the population projections, while MAPC took the lead on household and housing demand projections. The product of MAPC’s work is a new projection referred to as the “Imagine Boston Housing Projections Update.”

After producing a range of forecasts using different assumptions about household formation rates, vacancy rates, and dorm construction, MAPC recommends the use of a mid-range projection of 58,400 housing unit needed between 2010 and 2030.

To learn more, read the final report. You can also download the detailed projections data.