Demographic Analysis

In the broadest context, a demographic analysis examines socio-economic characteristics and the relationships between characteristics.  The results of such analyses are used to assist governmental agencies, non-profit associations, business owners, grantwriters, lobbyists, political parties, and others to guide their decision-making.

A plethora of demographic data now exists on the Internet, from the U.S. Census Bureau’s vast store of historical and current data on population, housing, commerce, and international statistics, to your city or town’s most recent election results.

Examining a single characteristic of a population provides useful information about that group, however, when the statistical associations between combinations of characteristics are examined, not-readily-apparent relationships are revealed, providing the researcher and client with even deeper knowledge.


Perkins Coie-Brown & Bain Law Firm, Phoenix AZ – Demographic analysis in connection with Vail et al. v. Tusayan litigation, 2009. 

Maricopa County, AZ – Preparation of Head Start Community Assessment Document, 2007.

Catholic Social Service, Phoenix AZ – demographic analysis and site location study for new facility, 2004.

Washington School District, Phoenix AZ – Update of student enrollment projections, 2002.

Phoenix Union High School District – Analysis of effect of Census 2000 population changes on Governing Board Election Districts, 2001.

Phoenix Union High School District – Study of demand for new student health care facility at Metro Tech campus, 2000

Phoenix Union High School District – Demographic studies, enrollment projections to 2010, and redrawing of attendance boundaries, 1998.

Washington School District, Phoenix AZ – Demographic planning study, including enrollment projections and recommendations of solutions to overcrowding at some schools, 1994.