5a. Regional Growth Projections
Shows Metro’s projections for the distribution of new households by the year 2040 (medium growth scenario shown). Larger amounts of projected residential growth within Portland are anticipated in and around the Central City, along the Interstate Corridor, and around Gateway and other areas in Eastern Portland.
Metro (using their Metroscope model) forecasts total households in the three-county region in 2035 will be between 1.3 and 1.5 million, an increase of between 56 and 74 percent. The model projects total households in the City of Portland will be between 345,000 and 376,000, an increase of 44 to 57 percent from the 2005 baseline of 240,000 households.
Household Demand and Supply Projections
Shows Metro’s projections for the distribution of new jobs by the year 2040 (medium growth scenario shown). Within Portland, the largest amounts of job growth are anticipated in and around the Central City and to a lesser extent around Gateway.