FOUNDATION FOR ORLANDO’S FUTURE

Orlando 2030 Report

AUTHOR

Phoebe Fleming

Director, Research

AN INSIDE LOOK AT WHERE ORLANDO IS HEADED

The year 2030 has long been a benchmark for the future; a far-away date. But consider this, the high school graduating class of 2030 is already in the first grade. As 2019 begins, the year 2030 is now close enough to make insightful projections based on current trends and still far enough away for the community to take deliberate action in pursuit of a brighter future.

The years leading up to 2030 will be transformative for Orlando and the United States. Shifting demographic trends mean that seniors will outnumber children for the first time in history. Educational institutions will need to equip tomorrow’s workforce with skills to meet the demands of changing industries. Emerging technolgies will create more transportation options that change how people travel. Orlando will lead the nation in these trends and many others.

The years leading up to 2030 will be transformative for Orlando

About the Orlando 2030 Report

This report addresses the question of what kind of world today’s first graders will enter when they graduate from high school in 2030. The question should inspire thought about Orlando’s current path. Using historical trends and a host of data sources, the following outlines a likely set of projections for Orlando’s future.

growth

Orlando is projected to add more than 1,500 people to the region every week for the next 11 years, eventually reaching a population of 5.2 million people.

Education

Enrollment in Orlando’s seven school districts will increase by 135,400 students by 2030, creating an accumulated demand of more than 30,000 new teachers.

industry

The fastest growing industry in Orlando is expected to be home and health care services (64 percent increase in employment).