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Woods & Poole Economics, Inc.

Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. is an experienced, small, independent firm that specializes in long-term county economic data and demographic data projections. Woods & Poole’s database for all U.S. counties contains projections for every year through 2050 for more than 900 variables. Each year Woods & Poole updates the projections with new historical data. The data and projections are provided in spreadsheet files by Download, E-Mail, on DVD and CD-ROM as well as in printed books. Woods & Poole has been making county projections since 1983. Users of Woods & Poole data include public utilities, state and local government, consultants, retailers, market research firms and planners.

2021 Release Will Be Available Soon

The new 2021 Woods & Poole database is scheduled to be released soon.  In the new 2021 database the historical time series has been extended, new retail sales data have been added, and an estimate of the COVID impact on the economy is included.  If you purchase a current 2020 edition of a Woods & Poole product after May 31, 2021, then the 2021 edition of that product will be provided at no cost when it is available.

Data for Your County or CBSA

Complete Woods & Poole data for a particular county, state, or CBSA (MSA, CSA, Micropolitan Statistical Area, and Metropolitan Division.) Annual historical economic and demographic data from 1970 and projections to 2050.

Data for All Counties and CBSAs in Your State

Data for all counties and CBSAs in a particular state. Some states are combined. U.S., region and stat totals are included. Annual historical economic and demographic data from 1970 and projections to 2050.

Data for All U.S. Counties and CBSAs

Data for all counties, CBSAs (MSAs, CSAs, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Metropolitan Divisions), states, and regions in the U.S. Comprehensive annual historical economic and demographic data from 1970 and projections to 2050.

Map Our Data

Use our interactive mapping web tool to explore Woods & Poole data in cartographic form.  County forecasts to 2050 for population, employment and income can be shown on the interactive map.  Select years from 1970 to 2050 to see historical and projected trends

Interactive Map Tool

Find Geographic Definitions

Use our metro area look up tool to find which counties make up any CBSA.  You can also use the tool to find out all the CBSAs of which a county is a part.  Look up CBSAs or counties by name or by FIPS code!

Metro Area Look Up Tool

View Our Data

Use our interactive summary data look up tool to find population, employment and income data for the U.S., any state, CBSA, or county.  Look up the data by geographic area name or FIPS code.  The data are also presented in line graphs to show trends from 1970 to 2017.

Data Look Up Tool