Applied Demographics Studio

The Applied Demographics Studio is a consulting
outreach program of the Center for Demography &
Population Health at Florida State University.

What We Do

Population changes - growth, decline, aging, ethnic diversity, location, distribution, and density - in Florida and its neighboring states raise concerns about issues ranging from economic development to population health to education to urban sprawl to natural resource sustainability. Formulating effective strategies to deal with these concerns requires current, concise, comprehensive information. The Studio provides demographically-informed statistical analyses tailored to the specific needs of local and state government agencies, businesses, and non-governmental organizations.

Practical Applications

The Studio applies demographic research and analytic tools to address current, real world issues confronting government agencies, businesses, and community organizations. The Studio supports government program and policy development and business planning and performance.

Vital Demographics

The Studio evaluates population characteristics relevant to policy, programs, and plans. This includes the dynamics of population change and critical population characteristics including age, ethnicity, income, education, and household composition.

Studio Collaboration

The Studio is a collaborative, multidisciplinary workshop, providing you with the benefits of the demographic expertise of faculty from urban and regional planning, sociology, geography, and economics.

Studio Values

  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Objective Methodologies
  • Transparency
  • Immediate and long-term value
  • Professional Standards

Studio Services

The Studio offers an array of statistical and planning services:

  • Analyses of the impacts of population characteristics and population growth and decline on:
    • Housing
    • Education
    • Health
    • Social Services
    • Land Use
    • Natural Resources
    • Infrastructure
    • Transportation
  • Comprehensive Planning Support
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Scenario development, forecasts, and planning
  • Political Redistricting
  • Unique community concerns

Studio Work Products

  • Population projections and analyses
    • Permanent and seasonal projections and forecasts
    • Individual and multiple jurisdictions
    • Multiple geographic scales
    • Detailed component analyses
  • Population impact analyses
  • Land Use Need Analysis
  • Education and Training
  • State and Community profiles
  • Emerging Trends
  • Analysis and application of U.S. Census Data
  • Combined population and economic/employment analyses
  • Demographic based needs analyses

Director of Applied Demographics Studio

Dr. Robert Pennock, AICP has worked with Florida's local government comprehensive planning program and other related growth management programs for 25 years.  Dr. Pennock has experience in many aspects of planning, including urban sprawl, rural land stewardship planning, and energy efficient land use planning. His areas of technical expertise include population projections, land use need analysis, and the impacts of population growth on infrastructure and the environment. Dr. Pennock has testified as an expert witness on an array of planning-related concerns and he has taught at both the graduate and under-graduate levels at Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College.