Metro Forecasting Models
Metro Forecasting Models
Metro Forecasting Models
Metro Forecasting Models


Improve the accuracy of your population, demographic, and economic planning by utilizing the most accurate Population Growth, Housing and Commercial Demand forecasting tool available. Metro Forecasting Models is based in Bonita Springs, FL and are the developers and exclusive providers of The Interactive Growth Model™ which is more accurate than any other solution available. In use for over 35 years, our models have been proven to be more than 98% accurate in forecasting population growth up to 80 years into the future. The model is a highly sophisticated population, housing, demographic, commercial and facilities forecasting tool that empowers its users to predict growth, demand and how it will develop geographically within a metro area.

Would you like to know when and where development will take place in a metro area?

Our model breaks a metro area down into very small sub-areas and forecasts the population, housing demand, household size, vacancy rate and commercial goods and services demand for each sub-area. These sub-area forecasts are then combined to demonstrate the need for new dwelling units and commercial services. Not only does the model identify overall demand, it tells you where the demand will occur geographically within the metro area up to 80 years into the future.

Would you like the data to be accurate?

MFM provides the information and data necessary to answer these questions and more by forecasting population growth with 98+% accuracy!

In 2002, Cape Coral Florida utilized the Metro Forecasting Model to predict what the 2010 population would be in order to facilitate infrastructure planning

“In 2002 Paul Van Buskirk forecasted that the 2010 population of Cape Coral would hit 155,179 permanent residents…Van Buskirk had scored the equivalent of a demographic bull’s eye…Cape Coral population was 154,305 in 2010”
- Gulf Coast Business Review, March 8, 2012

Population Supply & Demand

This animation generated by MFM demonstrates the forecasted population growth of Cape Coral, FL from 2001 – 2080

US Population Map

Metro Forecasting Models

“Accurate Data For Quality Decisions”

Our Products – Different Sizes for Different Needs.

Metro Forecasting Models offers two basic models.

  • The Metro Forecasting Aggregate Model forecasts population, housing demand and commercial demand for an entire metro area.
  • The Metro Forecasting Disaggregate Model disaggregates the metro areas (or breaks the whole down) into hundreds or thousands of zones and forecasts for each zone. This more detailed Metro Forecasting Model also offers specific sub-models for government and commercial use.

Sometimes, Smaller is Better.

One of the end products of the Disaggregated Model is the geographic distribution of the aggregate population in five-year increments to build-out. The population distribution is by sub areas of the "community" known as Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ's). Moreover, the variables that are built into the growth model are those that are important and specific to the metro involved. The model can be used to develop “What if?” growth management scenarios to demonstrate the effect of alternative land use decisions made either by a governmental body or the private sector. These results are utilized as input to short and long term financial considerations.

Clients of Metro Forecasting Models are able to forecast population growth by geography and all the resulting demands for housing, municipal infrastructure, commercial development and industrial development 80 years into the future. Metro Forecasting Models demographic and economic modeling solutions are twice as accurate as any other population growth forecasting methods and provide data at the most granular geographic level available.

For more information or a demo email info@metroforecasting or call (239) 913-6949.