Regional Analytics Director
Data Advisory Program Manager
The Population Technical Advisory Committee (POPTAC) comprises technical-oriented staff from either the planning department or manager's office of MAG member agencies. The purpose of the committee is to participate in the MAG population-related activities including the preparation of socioeconomic estimates and projections. This committee also has responsibility for coordinating preparations for each census. POPTAC meetings may also include reports regarding the homeless population, housing statistics, employer data, and other topics related to the demographics of the region's population.
Using the latest census as a base, the POPTAC calculates resident population in the region for July 1st each year. Member agencies assist with this process by doing the following:
The estimates are normally adopted by the Regional Council each year in December.
Click here to view current data.
POPTAC plays an integral role in the decennial and special censuses. It oversees outreach and technical efforts, and collects, organizes and distributes American Community Survey data products. POPTAC works with member agency staffs who provide the following:
MAG staff performs the following functions:
Data collection and dissemination are processes that are handled by MAG who collect, purchase, and maintain the data which is later reviewed by its member agencies.
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MAG produces long-range projections of population and employment every three to four years. These projections are normally adopted by the MAG Regional Council in June of years ending with 3, 6, and 9, but may also be supplemented more frequently as needed. Specifically, these are projections of resident populations and employment by industry sector. POPTAC members and other member agency staff perform the following functions:
MAG's tasks include:
Current population projection data is found here
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