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Urban Planner Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 38,000 Urban Planners in the United States. The Urban Planner job market is expected to grow by 6.3% between 2014 and 2024.

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 9,400 Urban Planners. That number is based on 2,400 additional Urban Planners, and the retirement of 7,000 existing Urban Planners.

Supply of Urban Planners

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

Urban Planner Job Market by State

State name Employed Urban Planners
California 7,020
Washington 2,150
Texas 2,000
Florida 1,910
Pennsylvania 1,760
New York 1,330
Virginia 1,190
North Carolina 1,180
Massachusetts 1,170
Maryland 1,040
Minnesota 1,020
Oregon 860
Colorado 830
Arizona 770
Michigan 720
Illinois 680
Indiana 600
Georgia 530
New Jersey 530
Ohio 530
Wisconsin 480
Utah 460
South Carolina 410
Hawaii 400
Tennessee 400
New Mexico 380
Kansas 380
Missouri 370
Connecticut 340
Alabama 330
Kentucky 320
Idaho 250
Iowa 250
Montana 250
Nebraska 240
Delaware 220
South Dakota 200
District of Columbia 200
New Hampshire 190
Nevada 180
Vermont 180
Alaska 170
Mississippi 170
Rhode Island 160
Oklahoma 140
Maine 110
Wyoming 110
West Virginia 100
Arkansas 100
Louisiana 90
North Dakota 80

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    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
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