Kane County used socioeconomic projections from ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, to inform its newly adopted 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, which guides future transportation and infrastructure improvements.
Based on those projections, Kane County is expected to add 233,000 new residents by 2050. It's the latest example of a local government in northeastern Illinois using the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) forecast to plan for the future.
CMAP develops a population and employment forecast for every new regional long-range plan. Counties and other public agencies have used the projections for local transportation planning, as well as water demand and facility planning. CMAP will update the forecast with the latest data on population trends as part of its overall update to ON T0 2050 in fall 2022.