How We Will Grow: Baseline Projections of California’s Urban Footprint Through the Year 2100

  • John D. Landis
  • Michael Reilly


By 2020, most forecasters agree, California will be home to between 43 and 46 million residents—up from 35 million today. Beyond 2020, the size of Califor­nia’s population is less certain. Depending on the composition of the population, and future fertility and migration rates, California’s 2050 population could be as little as 50 million or as much as 70 million. One hundred years from now, if pre­sent trends continue, California could conceivably have as many as 90 million residents.


Urban Growth Baseline Scenario Kern County Baseline Projection Riverside County 
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