DAPPS: A New Tool for Demographic Analysis and Population Projections

Nobuko Mizoguchi , U.S. Census Bureau
Sean Fennell, U.S. Census Bureau
Oliver P. Fischer, U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has developed a new software application, Demographic Analysis and Population Projections System (DAPPS). DAPPS applies the cohort component projections technique to produce single year population projections. Cohort component projection is a method widely used by National Statistics Offices to produce their official national population projections. DAPPS has a modern graphical user interface that walks users step-by-step through the process of applying demographic analysis techniques and producing population projections. It allows users to enter a variety of inputs for population, fertility, mortality, and migration, and produces a range of outputs for users to evaluate. It serves as a user-friendly platform for inputting and analyzing the data, and producing and evaluating population projections.

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 Presented in Session 146. Flash Session: Data Visualizations, Open Source, and Other Tools of Applied Demography