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2024 Release Scheduled to be Available Soon!

June 12, 2024

The new 2024 Woods & Poole database is now scheduled to be released June 24, 2024.

Economic data and demographic data forecasts to 2060 for all U.S. counties […]

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Woods & Poole Receives Forecasting Award!

October 19, 2023

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) awarded the 2023 NABE Outlook Award to Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. recognizing Woods & Poole as the most accurate […]

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Celebrating 40 Years!

October 5, 2023

Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. is celebrating 40 years of publishing county economic and demographic forecasts. Woods & Poole was founded in November 1983 in Washington D.C. […]

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2023 Release is Now Available!

July 10, 2023

The new 2023 Woods & Poole database has been released.  Economic and demographic forecasts to 2060 for all U.S. counties and Metro Areas are now available.  In […]

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Earnings of Employees in the Woods & Poole Database

May 2, 2023

Earnings of employees are the sum of wages and salaries, other labor income, and proprietors’ income.  Earnings also include personal contributions for social insurance.  Historical […]

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Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Definitions

April 8, 2023

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), and Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs) in the Woods & Poole database are as defined […]

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Useful Web Tool on Woods & Poole Home Page

March 7, 2023

On the Home Page ( is a useful web tool at the bottom of the page that enables you to find the names and FIPS codes of […]

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Retail Sales Data in the 2022 Woods & Poole Database

February 1, 2023

Data for retail sales by kind of business are from the 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017 Census of Retail Trade (U.S. […]

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Average Annual Rate of Growth and Rounding of Data

January 13, 2023

In some statistical tables in Woods & Poole publications, data are presented for the average annual rate of growth for a particular variable over a specified time […]

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