Population, jobs, and buying-power changes are the locomotives of development. The long-term trends that undergird them are just beginning to be revealed in demographic data. These trends are outlined here in an easily understood, essential book.You need to know the numbers but also the down-to-earth meaning of the changes in age structure and household composition changes. The revolution in labor force and the economic environment impact every developer and planner. In this volume the data are assembled and uniquely linked to income levels, consumption patterns, housing, and urban and regional development, both in the present - and the future.This book highlights the "dollars and sense" implications of the big trend lines. It utilizes both Census - and post-Census - material for the most up-to-date compendium of "Need to Know" in the market.