Metro-PI provides comprehensive economic and demographic forecasting for sub-county geographies. Driven by a structural economic model and calibrated with local knowledge and sub-county data, Metro-PI can be used to forecast economic and demographic information at a municipal, TAZ, or census tract level. Users can analyze the localized effects of economic growth throughout a particular region; test new land use policies, tax incentives, and infill or redevelopment projects to create alternative growth scenarios; examine the distribution of scenario impacts throughout your region to assess policies; create high-impact, coordinated, smart growth strategies for your region based on policy assessments; create jobs and attract growth equitably, improving quality of life.

Metro-PI enables planners to forecast key characteristics of their regions at the local level. These are calibrated to accurately reflect the planning region. Below is a sample of the variables that can be analyzed:


  • Total Population
  • Household Population
  • Group Quarters Population


  • Number of Households
  • Household Size
  • Average Household Income
  • Average Housing Price


Metro-PI incorporates insight and data from the most comprehensive and precise economic/demographic model PI+. With our transparent and peer-reviewed model structure, REMI is confident that our forecasts offer the most robust and in-depth analysis to facilitate future growth.

Metro-PI helps those at:

  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations,
  • Regional Planning Commissions,
  • Council of Governments
  • Associations of Governments
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • County and City Governments
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • Bureaus of Business and Economic Research

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