State and Local Population Projections

Methodology and Analysis

  • Stanley K. Smith
  • Jeff Tayman
  • David A. Swanson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 1-17
  3. Pages 49-72
  4. Pages 73-96
  5. Pages 97-135
  6. Pages 185-214
  7. Pages 215-237
  8. Pages 239-277
  9. Pages 279-299
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 377-426

About this book


The initial plans for this book sprang from a late-afternoon conversation in a hotel bar. All three authors were attending the 1996 meeting of the Population As- ciation of America in New Orleans. While nursing drinks and expounding on a variety of topics, we began talking about our current research projects. It so happened that all three of us had been entertaining the notion of writing a book on state and local population projections. Recognizing the enormity of the project for a single author, we quickly decided to collaborate. Had we not decided to work together, it is unlikely that this book ever would have been written. The last comprehensive treatment of state and local population projections was Don Pittenger’s excellent work Projecting State and Local Populations (1976). Many changes affecting the production of population projections have occurred since that time. Technological changes have led to vast increases in computing power, new data sources, the development of GIS, and the creation of the Internet. The procedures for applying a number of projection methods have changed considerably, and several completely new methods have been developed.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Stanley K. Smith
    • 1
  • Jeff Tayman
    • 2
  • David A. Swanson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesville
  2. 2.San Diego Association of GovernmentsSan Diego
  3. 3.Helsinki School of Economics and Business AdministrationMikkeliFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46492-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47372-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
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