Adopted Forecast for 2040
As part of Transportation Outlook 2040, MARC's Technical Forecast Committee studied a range of possible growth and development outcomes for the Kansas City region. The adopted long-range forecast provides the estimated number and distribution of population, households, and employment in the seven-county Kansas City region for the year 2040.
The forecast is based on maintaining what we have, and fostering new growth in ways that increase our communities' affordability and livability. It assumes that 18 percent of population and job growth over the next 30 years will be concentrated in activity centers and along key transportation corridors in existing areas, older suburbs and urban places. Learn more about how the forecast was created
- Consistent with past growth trends and local government plans.
- All sewers planned by 2040 are built.
- Redevelopment focused in priority corridors and historic city centers saves almost 115 square miles of farms and fields from urbanization.
- More compact development saves local governments $400 million annually in new infrastructure costs by 2040.
Cost of New Local Infrastructure
Greenfield Land Consumption