We help people make sense of their communities
We’re the applied demography unit of the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Applied demographers work directly with the public to help answer questions like:
Joanne Brosh, Ph.D.
Jane Fruehwirth, Ph.D.
Thomas Gomes, M.P.A.
Wei Gu, M.A.
Elliot Kent, Ph.D.
Rebecca Tippett, Ph.D.
We are a unit within the Carolina Population Center (CPC), one of the oldest and most distinguished population centers in the country. It was Paul Voss, then the interim director of CPC, who proposed building an applied demography unit within the center in 2012. Modeled after the Applied Population Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the vision for Carolina Demography was to help people and organizations across NC better understand the dynamic and rapidly changing state. UNC’s Office of Research provided seed money to fund the research consulting unit for six months.
Early projects included population projections and delivering presentations on migration patterns across NC.
Today, Carolina Demography continues to take on projects that help people better understand the implications of demographic change across the state of NC and make informed decisions.
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