Urban Planner Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 36,000 Urban Planners in the United States. The Urban Planner job market is expected to grow by 12.8% between 2016 and 2026.

Urban Planner Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Urban Planners with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,600 Urban Planners. That number is based on 4,600 additional Urban Planners, and the retirement of 6,000 existing Urban Planners.

Supply of Urban Planners

The Urban Planner industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Washington.

Urban Planner Job Market by State

State name Employed Urban Planners
California 6,590
Texas 2,210
Washington 2,090
Florida 2,020
New York 1,560
Massachusetts 1,390
North Carolina 1,370
Pennsylvania 1,290
Virginia 1,240
Minnesota 1,110
Maryland 1,040
Oregon 890
Colorado 830
Ohio 780
Michigan 710
Arizona 700
Illinois 670
Georgia 550
Indiana 500
New Mexico 430
Hawaii 430
South Carolina 410
New Jersey 410
Connecticut 400
Wisconsin 390
Alabama 330
Utah 320
Tennessee 300
Idaho 300
District of Columbia 300
Kentucky 260
Vermont 250
Missouri 250
Nebraska 240
Iowa 240
Kansas 230
Delaware 230
New Hampshire 220
South Dakota 220
Nevada 210
Mississippi 200
Rhode Island 170
Oklahoma 170
Alaska 170
Montana 150
Maine 130
Louisiana 130
Wyoming 100
West Virginia 80
Arkansas 70
North Dakota 60
Puerto Rico 60
Guam 50

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